Attention: Michigan Supporters:
The following was brought to us by one of our supporters. Please consider.
Brief bill descriptions are below:
SB 605 (Irwin) and HB 5247 (Koleszar) will give EGLE and the public more information about cleanups and polluted sites.
SB 606 (Moss) HB 5242 (Morgan) will require polluters to pay for land and water to be restored to usable condition as much as technically feasible so that restricting access to polluted areas does not substitute for cleanup.
SB 607 (Chang) HB 5245 (Arbit) will enable EGLE to set cleanup criteria without easily blocking APA rulemaking.
SB 608 (Geiss) HB 5246 (Tsernoglou) will require businesses with large amounts of potentially polluting materials to post up-front financial assurance to cover any cleanup.
SB 609 (McCann) HB 5243 (Neeley) will empower the state to bring claims on behalf of the public to cover cleanup costs and damage to natural resources due to contaminants like PFAS not known to be harmful at the time the limitation period expired for other contaminants.
SB 610 (Shink) HB 5241 (McKinney) will enable people exposed to hazardous substances to bring a claim against the polluter to cover the costs of medical monitoring needed to detect a condition linked to the exposure.
SB 611 (McMorrow) HB 5244 (Skaggs) will set a fairer clock for people harmed by pollution to access justice through the courts, starting the limitation period when the person discovers the claim.
Urge Your Michigan Lawmaker to Hold Polluters Accountable
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
You can personalize your message by clicking in their message box and typing or pasting something in. Please consider mentioning the Back 40: Mining sulfide ore (gold, silver, copper, zinc, etc.) guarantees severe pollution, 100% of every global sulfide-bound mineral mine has been polluted. There has never been a sulfide mine that does not pollute. If permitted to operate & mine, the proposed Back Forty mine WILL pollute the Menominee River and into Lake Michigan, into which it flows. These Polluter Pay laws will at least take the Millions of dollars for such a vast & toxic clean-up off the backs of us, the taxpayers, and our children. Please support these bills. Preventing this is easier than being responsible for ruining our environment.