GIBRALTAR — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownston Township) held a town hall meeting last night at Gibraltar City Hall to discuss environmental issues. More than 40 people attended the event, which featured special guests Kathleen Law, former state representative; Elizabeth Riggs from the Huron River Watershed Council; and Charlotte Jameson of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
“We know that the natural resources in our backyard are precious, and we need to do everything we can to take care of them,” Camilleri said. “In addition to the water quality scare some of our communities had earlier this year, keeping our waterways healthy is critically important for the value they provide to residents and visitors alike.”
Among the issues that attendees and the panelists discussed were how fracking affects water quality, redevelopment of the McLouth Steel site at the Trenton Channel Power Plant, and ways Lansing can support local communities in their efforts to transition to a greener, more energy efficient future.
“We had an extremely productive discussion, and I’d like to thank my guest panelists and all the members of the community who attended yesterday,” Camilleri said. “I look forward to continuing to fight for a healthy, sustainable environment, and to holding more discussions like these around the district.”