Issue Position: Protecting the Environment and Michigan's Great lakes

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2016

Protecting our environment is vital to protecting the health of all Americans. In Michigan, we are blessed with some of America's most beautiful natural resources known to man, including Michigan's precious Great Lakes. Whether it's Asian Carp, low water levels or the threat of nuclear waste, we must protect our environment and water resources.

I've led the fight against a proposed permanent Canadian nuclear waste storage facility that, if built, would be located less than a mile from Lake Huron and threaten our Great Lakes. We cannot afford to jeopardize billions of dollars in economic activity that are generated each year by the boating, fishing and tourism industry, not to mention our state's livelihood. We must protect our natural resources now and for future generations.