News From Rep. Chang

Friday, March 11, 2016

“On March 10, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final action regarding several states that have failed to submit their State Implementation Plans to come into attainment with the sulfur dioxide standard within the Clean Air Act. Michigan is one of 11 states that is affected by this final action. This finding of failure establishes new deadlines for the EPA to impose sanctions or to develop a federal implementation plan if the state fails to...

Friday, February 26, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that they are introducing legislation to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution and water quality that were abolished by former Governor John Engler in 1991.

Rep. Chang’s bill would restore an Air Pollution Control Commission to oversee various functions of the MDEQ including the issuance or modification of existing permits and acting on complaints from...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Today, I am submitting my public comment regarding the Ambassador Bridge second private span proposal to the United States Coast Guard. An excerpt of my letter is attached.

‘Since January 2015, I have had the wonderful honor of serving Michigan’s House District 6, which includes part of Southwest Detroit and the host community for the current Ambassador Bridge. I urge the Coast Guard not to move forward on the proposed permit for a second private...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Residents across my district have shared with me their concerns about House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720, which propose changes to Michigan’s laws about local historic districts. In my district — and throughout Detroit and across Michigan — historic districts add to a city’s value by increasing historical knowledge, cultural value and local civic pride. These bills would weaken a law that has worked very well for more than 40 years.

It doesn’t make...

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