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Upton, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Oppose Permanent Storage of Nuclear Waste Near Great Lakes

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SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped introduce a bipartisan resolution led by Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) to oppose the permanent storage of nuclear waste from Canada in the Great Lakes Basin. Upton is an original cosponsor of this resolution along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers from across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. “The Great Lakes are t...

Upton, Dingell Applaud House Passage of Landmark PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bipartisan PFAS Action Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by setting national drinking water standards, designating the chemic...

Upton Issues Statement on Signing of Bipartisan Methane Resolution

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he attended the White House signing ceremony of a bipartisan resolution – which he supported – to reverse regulations loosening methane emission standards. “Climate change is real – period – and methane is a major contributor to rising temperatures worldwide. That’s why prominent American energ...

Upton, Dingell Applaud PFAS Action Act Passage in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bill to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup. The PFAS Action Act now awaits final consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Upton urges support for dredging southwest Michigan harbors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to the leaders on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies asking them to support President Biden’s FY22 Budget Request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations and maintenance budget which includes funds for beach nourishment at seven harbors across Michigan. Specifically, the Presiden...

Upton announces Army Corps of Engineers providing emergency $500,000 to help dredge St. Joseph Harbor

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing an emergency $500,000 to dredge the St. Joseph Harbor after Upton’s request. The harbor, which is essential to jobs and economic activity in Southwest Michigan and across the state, needed the emergency funding to deepen the channel into the St. Joseph river. Upton has been in close c...

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Upton highlights legislation to secure an adequate and reliable supply of critical energy resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today is highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act to emphasize the importance of securing an adequate and reliable domestic supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals, that are essential to the energy security of the United States. From our energy grid to our batteries, technologies made from criti...

Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package establishes a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designates as hazardous to allow the Environme...

Upton, EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces $5.6 Million Grant to Remove Lead Service Lines in Benton Harbor

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede, and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that the City of Benton Harbor was selected to receive a $5.6 million grant to remove lead service lines and support a study to optimize the city’s lead corrosion control treatment to improve public health in Benton...

Upton pushes for Brandon Road Lock and Dam, other Great Lakes priorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership asking that they include the Brandon Road Lock and Dam construction be authorized at an 80 percent federal cost share – among other Great Lakes priorities - in the final agreement on this year’s Water Resources Development...

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