Environment

I believe that we have a responsibility to create a cleaner, more sustainable community. I will fight for more stringent standards to prevent pollution and ensure complete cleanups. I will also push to align transportation, energy, and economic development funding with sustainability goals because I believe that Michigan can lead in green innovation and create jobs transitioning our energy and infrastructure while doing our part to fight climate change. 

In county government and as a State Representative, I have been an outspoken leader on environmental protection. From preventing irresponsible oil and gas development to promoting community solar and improved net metering, I will do everything I can to protect the Great Lakes, prevent pollution, and promote clean energy. I was the first house member to propose legislation to shut down "Line 5," and will continue to advocate for stopping use of this dangerous pipeline. I won awards for leadership from the Sierra ClubClean Water Action, and the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association for this work, and I will continue protecting clean air and clean water in the State Senate by:

  1. Promoting clean energy development
  2. Holding polluters accountable
  3. Standing up for public access and public land
  4. Implementing environmental justice policies for permitting