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LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement regarding the “Sustaining Michigan’s Water Heritage” report released today by Governor Rick Snyder:

“We are encouraged to see the Governor prioritizing protections for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s clean water. The vision released today is a strong step in the right direction and we look forward to seeing a more concrete plan of action to turn that vision into reality for the Great Lakes State.

“Michiganders deserve access to clean drinking water and healthy rivers, lakes and streams. The Governor’s initial water strategy is an opportunity for meaningful action to address the most serious threats facing our Great Lakes, like the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie that led to contaminated drinking water and closed beaches last summer.

“Clean water drives our economy and our way of life in Michigan, and our policies should reflect that. We urge all Michiganders to weigh in on the Governor’s water strategy and issue their support for the strongest plan possible to protect our Great Lakes.”