Lasinski on resolution to put oversight of Michigan’s natural resources in the hands of corporations:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

LANSING — Yesterday, House Republicans approved a resolution to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order which, among other things, eliminates three review boards the Legislature passed last year. These review boards allow corporate representatives to oversee the DEQ, now called EGLE under the Governor’s reorganization plan, and its permitting process. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“When Gov. Whitmer signed this executive order on Monday, I was thrilled Washtenaw County families would finally have some relief for the water contamination issues we have been struggling with for years. To have the rug pulled out from under us just two days later is downright shameful. As elected officials, we should be fighting to protect fundamental freedoms like access to clean water — not making it easier for corporations to pollute our environment.”

 

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