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LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement on the improved Michigan Lead and Copper Rule, which was recently approved by the Michigan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The rule was created in the wake of the Flint water crisis and will institute the strongest lead in water standards in the country.

“This rule is an important step forward in protecting all our drinking water from lead contamination. Now the onus is on our state Legislature to craft a bold, comprehensive plan to fund lead pipe removal without making drinking water unaffordable,” said Bob Allison, deputy director for Michigan LCV. “There is no safe amount of lead in drinking water, and no child or senior in Michigan should have lead in their water. We look forward to working with lawmakers, local officials and communities to make sure this rule becomes a reality and all Michiganders have affordable access to lead-free drinking water.”

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