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  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2018, that urges federal agencies to cooperate with States as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. The bill will facilitate testing, monitoring, removal, and remediation when ... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Reauthorize Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance S. 3021 – America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Included in this package is H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act. H.R. 3387 seeks to bring greater investment in the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure. “Safe drinking water for our families is something we should all agree on. And this bipartisan bill delivers for communities, li... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Package to Help PFAS Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Administration spending bill. Included in this bill is $14 million to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Upton released the following statement: “Testing at W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base has shown serious PFAS groundwater contamination at several sites. Across Michigan, s... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg Hold EPA to PFAS Meeting Commitment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committed to holding a meeting in Michigan on PFAS chemicals in drinking water, Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) followed up on the commitment and called for details to finalize a time and place. Thursday, the Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) in which an EPA official committed to sending experts and senior offici... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Demands Answers at PFAS Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today directly questioned witnesses at a bipartisan hearing titled “Perflourinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented.” Click HERE to watch Upton’s opening statement. Click HERE to watch Upton question Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency and Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on PFAS Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the Subcommittee on Environment announced a bipartisan hearing on PFAS water contamination: “We need to learn what, exactly, happened here in Michigan so that we can prevent it from happening again. This bipartisan hearing will be a positive step in that direction. “We’re also working on bipartisan legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to publish drinking water regulations for PFAS nationwide.... Read more

  • Upton Announces Great Lakes Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the Allegan Conservation District has been awarded an $180,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC). The Allegan Conservation District Project will encourage the implementation of best management practices to reduce sedimentation in the Gun River Watershed through a performance-based incentive program. “This is a significant recognition of the Allegan Conservation District’s work to protect th... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Utterly Unacceptable and Irresponsible’ PFAS Data Hasn’t Been Released
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to General Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard, urging the swift release of data related to PFAS contamination testing at the W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek, Michigan, as well as any plans to remediate possible contamination. PFAS testing data collected on the base between April and May of this year was not shared at a public meetin... Read more

  • Upton & Kildee Statement on PFAS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, today released the following joint statement: “PFAS chemical contamination is impacting drinking water in communities throughout Michigan. Local, state, and federal leaders must work in a bipartisan fashion to ensure the basic necessity of safe drinking water. We will continue to hold the EPA accountable so that folks in Michigan are getting help and the answers they deserve. Michigan is leading the nation by testing every mu... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Fully Fund GLRI
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 6147, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019. This bill includes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Upton released the following statement: “This is more great news for our Great Lakes. This legislation fully funds the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – a critical program that helps us strengthe... Read more

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