Statement from state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) on receiving a perfect score on a pro-conservation group's 2015-2016 legislative scorecard:

Monday, February 27, 2017

“I am extremely proud to earn a 100 percent pro-conservation voting record for the 2015-2016 session. Michigan is home to an abundance of natural resources and protecting our land, air and water should be a top priority. Safeguarding our environment and ensuring that future generations can enjoy all that our great state has to offer is important to every Michigan resident. This is why it is vital to take legislative action now to shut down the 64-year-old oil and natural gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac before they lose even more of their anticorrosion protective coating and cause an oil spoil of unparalleled disaster in the Great Lakes. We must end the use of toxic coal tar sealants on our driveways and we need to do more to educate our children on the impacts of climate change. The health and safety of Michigan’s residents and its natural resources are dependent on sound environmental polices like these.”