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Clean Up Our Drinking Water - Gretchen Whitmer for Governor100%Skip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Clean Up Our Drinking Water HOME ISSUES CLEAN UP OUR DRINKING WATER The health of our communities and the strength of our economy depend on the fundamentals of clean air, safe water, and nutritious food. Every Michigander deserves the opportunity to be successful, starting with their health. That means protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil in which we grow. But disparities in the quality of air and water based on where you live or on your income, have had a devastating impact on the health of our families and our kids. It is this very injustice that caused the Flint water crisis. Water is the lifeblood of our state, and the Great Lakes are at the center of it. Michigan will disproportionately suffer the impact of climate change, and rising temperatures have already done harm to our lakes, but we can change course. READ GRETCHEN’S FULL PLAN For the sake of our health, our economy, and the nearly 1,000,000 jobs in fishing, farming, and tourism that are anchored on the Great Lakes, we must act now. As Governor, I am committed to: Clean up our drinking water. As governor, I will fight to clean up Michigan’s drinking water, unlike the Snyder administration’s failures. My infrastructure plan will speed up the replacement of lead service lines across the state so every parent can turn on their tap, bathe their kids, and give them a glass at the dinner table. Protect the Great Lakes Not just for our rich heritage, their pristine beauty, or the nearly one million jobs they help generate for our state, but because it is our responsibility as the stewards of over 20% of earth’s freshwater and the groundwater that goes with it. Some of my favorite memories include swimming in the Thornapple River, fishing off the dock in Onekama with my brother and sister, and climbing the dunes on Lake Michigan. Climate change has impacted our lakes by lowering water tables and stimulating massive algae blooms. We must also do more to prevent a more aggressive spread of invasive species like Asian carp and lampreys. We in Michigan are defined by our water, and it’s up to us to protect it. Enter Michigan into the US Climate Alliance When the federal government withdrew the United States from the Climate Agreement, I called on Governor Snyder to join hundreds of mayors and a dozen governors across the nation in committing to lowering carbon emissions. He refused, but I won’t. I am committed to fighting for our air and water. To lead the world in water policy We have research universities, we have midwestern grit, and we have water. As Governor, I will bring people together to make Michigan a world leader in water policy. Relying on science, facts and truly independent studies to guide how we address the challenges of balancing our environmental impact, jobs, and the sanctity of our waterways. An oil spill in the Great Lakes would be absolutely devastating to our environment and our economy. We can’t afford to sit around and wait for disaster to strike, we need Governor Snyder and Bill Schuette to stop making excuses and announce an immediate plan to shut down Line 5. Enough is enough. If they don’t have the guts to do their jobs and take action, we’ll get it done when I’m governor. On the day I take office, I will immediately file to enjoin the easement and begin the legal process for shutting down Line 5 to protect the Great Lakes, protect our drinking water and protect Michigan jobs. Hiring impartial experts To oversee and regulate our emissions standards will ensure that scientists, and not corporate interests, are making the decisions that impact our water and air. READ GRETCHEN’S FULL PLAN DOWNLOAD THE FACT SHEET RETURN TO ISSUES Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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Zack Pohl, Author at Gretchen Whitmer for Governor - Page 2 of 4Skip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Author: Zack Pohl Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Newsweek: After Michigan’s Legislature Refuses to Extend State of Emergency, Governor Whitmer Issues New Orders to ‘Save Lives’ Although Republicans in Michigan’s House of Representatives refused to allow an extension of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders [DATE REMOVED] Whitmer signed three new executive orders that effectively extended the state of emergency in Michigan until [DATE REMOVED], according to information from Whitmer’s office. “Today I signed new emergency and disaster declarations using independent sources […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NY Times: Gretchen Whitmer Isn’t Backing Down Right-wing protesters, Republican lawmakers and President Trump are attacking the Michigan governor, a possible vice-presidential pick. “I’m not thinking about politics,” she says.   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Newsweek: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Strict New Social Distancing Rules May Save Lives But At a High Political Price For a solid month, the rapturous reviews for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s leadership during the coronavirus outbreak made her ascent to a plum role on the national political stage look like a very sure bet in an otherwise uncertain world. There was escalating buzz about her prospects of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate. Admiring testimonials […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NPR: Michigan Gov. Whitmer: States Won’t Open ‘Via Twitter’ ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: President Trump says he has total authority to decide when the country should reopen. That’s false, as a constitutional scholar explains in another part of the program. The president softened his message today, saying he would work with governors to find the right time to dial back stay-at-home orders. Gretchen Whitmer is […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NBC News: ‘That woman from Michigan’: Gov. Whitmer stands out in the pandemic. Just ask Trump. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel caught wind of a surprising development. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office had about 75 new executive orders the state’s top law enforcement official would soon need to review. “Do you mean seven? Do you mean five? Is that an accident?” Nessel said she responded.   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Vogue: Why ‘That Woman From Michigan’ Should Be on Joe Biden’s Short List for V.P. “We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor,” President Donald Trump told his favorite television pundit, Sean Hannity, [DATE REMOVED]. The president continued musing, “You know who I’m talking about, from Michigan,” and later added, “All she does is sit there and blame the federal government. She doesn’t get it done.” Then, […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl USA Today: For governors, the coronavirus is a test, from its deadly toll to dealing with Trump For governors, too, the coronavirus has been a test. They find themselves rallying an anxious public, bidding against one another for scarce ventilators on the open market and sometimes scrapping with the president over what the federal government should and has delivered. More than any other elected official, governors have been making the on-the-ground decisions that will […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl USA Today: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears ‘That Woman from Michigan’ T-shirt on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been a frequent guest on cable news networks during the coronavirus crisis and [DATE REMOVED] she landed on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” But it wasn’t a comedy routine. She used the time on the television show to plead the state’s case for needing more […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl WXYZ: Whitmer formally declares a state of disaster in Michigan during COVID-19 outbreak LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has formally declared a state of disaster in Michigan. She signed an executive order [DATE REMOVED] which expanded the scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by virus that also made the formal declaration. “Since […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl CNN: ‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan (CNN) President Donald Trump has lashed out at several Democratic governors who are responding to the coronavirus crisis, but his harshest words have been reserved for Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer. Trump said [DATE REMOVED] he had a “big problem” with the “young, a woman governor” in Michigan, complaining that “all she does is sit there and blame the federal government.” [DATE REMOVED] he said […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email « PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 NEXT » Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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