Michigan is surrounded by water, but it seems that there are more and more issues about whether we can safely drink our water! Everyone knows about the problems in Flint, but now our water is being threatened with PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfloroalkyl), chemicals used in some manufacturing, firefighting, and waterproofing products. Studies have indicated that in certain concentrations these chemicals could pose health dangers to people including higher risk of developing liver and pancreatic cancers. We must push for greater information sharing about this issue, more testing of water, and research into the effect of PFAS.
- Fighting for a public hearings on the PFAS problem.
- Cosponsored legislation which requires lead testing of drinking water in schools and child care centers. (HB4124)
- Introduced legislation that doubles the fines companies will pay if they pollute our waterways with oil or other petroleum products. (HB 4569)
- Cosponsored legislation opposing companies taking our water, putting it in bottles, making a profit and giving us nothing in return. (HR 61)
Endorsed by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters