Koleszar on resolution to put oversight of Michigan’s natural resources in the hands of corporations:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

LANSING — Today, the House approved a resolution to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order which, among other things, eliminates three review boards the Legislature passed last year. These review boards allow corporate representatives to oversee the DEQ, now called EGLE under the Governor’s reorganization plan, and its permitting process. In response, state Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) issued the following statement:

“Guaranteeing Michigan families have clean water to drink and safe air to breathe should be a common-sense policy we can all agree on, regardless of party ideology. Rejecting Gov. Whitmer’s executive order to achieve these fundamental rights is not only misguided, it is a misuse of our time when we could be addressing the real issues facing Michigan communities.”

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