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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019

Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507

Michigan LCV: Legislature should support, not block Gov. Whitmer’s order to promote clean water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called on state lawmakers to support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order that restructures the Department of Environmental Quality to better protect our air, land and water.

“With millions of Michiganders impacted by PFAS and lead, the state Legislature should support, not block Gov. Whitmer’s efforts to reshape state government to better protect public health and ensure safe, affordable drinking water,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “We need swift action to promote clean water, not legislative delays, political games or additional layers of bureaucracy. We urge the state Legislature to support and work with Gov. Whitmer to ensure state government can protect our water, Great Lakes and the health of Michigan citizens.”