In 2014, Michigan’s legislature actively sought to dismantle existing clean water and other environmental protections. Often these actions were taken under the banner of job creation and natural resources protection, but the voting record tells the real story. This session has shown that Michigan’s elected officials are more committed to representing well-funded polluters than standing up for the Michiganders who elected them. In the past year the legislature has rolled back years of progress in protecting Michigan’s water and natural resources, while encouraging the outsized influence of big money in Michigan politics.
The 2014 election season is underway. This year Governor Snyder will run for a second term as Governor of our great state. In the past four years, Governor Snyder has made promises about protecting Michigan’s energy, communities, and environment, especially the Great Lakes. The disconnect between Governor Snyder’s words and his actions tell the real story: he is not a true guardian of our environment or our communities.
State support for the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is at a historic low point. Over the past two years, General Fund support to DEP's budget has been cut by one-third. Gov. Corbett is now proposing to cut DEP's budget even further.
Take action now! Tell our Elected Officials, "No More Cuts to DEP!"
State General Fund support for DEP's budget:
Total three year cut: $ 77.5 million
Percentage cut: 35.6% since FY 2008/2009
Clean Water Action and Sierra Club have released a 2009-2010 Scorecard for all Pennsylvania state representatives and senators.
Before you head to the polls on November 2, see how your representatives have been voting in Harrisburg on the environmental issues that you care about!
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