News From Rep. Moss

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

“I find it very troubling that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality decided to issue a permit for exploratory drilling in Southfield. This action completely ignores the city’s lawful moratorium on oil and gas drilling within city limits, not to mention the strong opposition from residents who deserve a say in what happens in their own backyard. I fully support the mayor and city council’s efforts to defend and enforce the moratorium.

“We have seen...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“I want to thank the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for holding this public hearing to discuss the impact of the permit application for exploratory drilling.

“This is not part of the protocol for the issuing of the permit, but the reason I requested that this meeting be held is so that you can hear the same outcry in opposition to this permit from Southfield residents that I’ve heard in my office.

“I appreciate you...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) voted against House Bill 5219, legislation to supposedly “fix” a bill passed in December placing a gag order on municipalities and schools attempting to inform voters about local ballot questions. Substitute language would not prevent local governments from running afoul of the law, but over Democrats’ objections, the bill passed 60-46.

“For years, the governor and his...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

LANSING —  Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), the vice-chair of the House Local Government Committee, is co-sponsoring legislation that would repeal Michigan’s emergency financial manager law, Public Act 436 of 2012. That law allows the governor to appoint an emergency financial manager to have control of a local government’s finances when they believe a city is having financial difficulties. The bill to repeal the law, House Bill 5260, is sponsored by Minority Assistant Floor Leader Rep. LaTanya...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

LANSING — Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) introduced House Bill 5258 this week to restrict oil and gas drilling in residential areas

“Oil and gas companies are ramping up their efforts in our community, and residents are rightly concerned about risks to public health, the environment and our water resources,” Moss said.

Specifically his bill would prohibit a permit from being granted in a county with a population of 750,000 or more unless all of the...