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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:58 PM

(Mich.) House votes to reject Whitmer's environmental executive order

Still has to go through the Sen.

LANSING The state House voted 58-51 on Wednesday to reject a sweeping environmental executive order signed Monday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in a move Whitmer denounced as an irresponsible vote against clean drinking water.

The party-line vote in the House followed an earlier 3-2 vote in the Government Operations Committee.

The resolution now moves to the Senate, which could take it up as early as Thursday. If the Senate also votes to reject the order, that would kill it.

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Lawmakers said they didn't have a problem with Whitmer restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality as the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, but they strongly oppose the governor's decision to abolish industry-dominated panels that would review environmental rules and permit decisions under a law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Rick Snyder just last year.


More at link: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/06/gretchen-whitmer-executive-order-michigan-deq/2792427002/



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2naSalit Feb 2019 OP
Cha Feb 2019 #1
llmart Feb 2019 #2
poprocks71 Feb 2019 #3
marble falls Feb 2019 #4
2naSalit Feb 2019 #5

Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 08:24 PM

1. Oh wow.. how frustrating for

Gov Whitmer and those who care about a healthy environment.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 08:57 PM

2. Here we go...

A replay of how the repukes treated Granholm.

Even after the nightmare of Flint, the GOP shows how little they care about clean drinking water.

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Response to llmart (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:43 PM

3. My only problem

Is that not one has she mentioned all the chemicals being dumped into the st Clair river by Canada. Our kids are getting rare forms of cancer and we have the one of the highest cancer rates in the midwest. We need to get tough on our Canadian neighbors.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:30 AM

4. We still have work to do, we'll never get all the way with a backlash vote, we should ...

concentrate on legislatures in states like Michigan more than the candidates for POTUS.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:12 AM

5. Sadly, industry has been poisoning Michigan for

at least 1.2 centuries from both sides of the border. I remember an incident where there was some contamination affecting the state's water and probably totally permeated the environment back in the early 1970s, maybe? What I recall reading in the papers was that a massive amount of livestock had to be destroyed along with a general prognosis of high rates of cancer and birth defects for some time to come.

As a people, we need to do better than we have and we need to make the change now.

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