FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 8, 2010
CONTACT: Cyndi Roper 517.490.1394

LANSINGClean Water Action today announced Rebekah Warren has earned the organization’s endorsement for state senator in the August Democratic primary election, calling her a strong champion for bipartisan leadership in creating local jobs and protecting Michigan’s Great Lakes and natural resources.

“Clean Water Action endorses Rebekah Warren for state senator because she has led the charge to protect our Great Lakes while standing up for Main Street, Michigan values and working families,” said Clean Water Action Michigan Director Cyndi Roper. “Rebekah Warren has set aside partisan division to reach broad agreement on key legislation that will preserve our natural resources for years to come. Rebekah Warren’s leadership can help move Michigan forward, and Clean Water Action is proud to endorse her for state senator.”

As chair of the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee since 2007, Warren has passed important legislation designed to protect Michigan’s Great Lakes, land and air, including:

  • Protecting our Great Lakes from exports and diversions.
  • Encouraging “smart growth” to preserve our farmland and greenspace.
  • Creating jobs by increasing energy conservation and renewable energy standards.
  • Supporting legislation to reduce out-of-state trash and rewards recycling.
  • Working to eliminate invasive species such as Asian carp.

“Throughout my time in the House I have been proud to reach across party lines to enact the Great Lakes Compact, an international treaty that protects our lakes from diversions out of the basin, and preserve our 30-year-old Wetland Protection Act,” said Rep. Warren. “Yet we still have more to do to ensure good water quality, reduce the influx of out-of-state and Canadian trash and protect our precious natural resources from the constant threat of invasive species, like Asian carp. I am thrilled to receive Clean Water Action’s endorsement and look forward to working with them in the Senate to reach these critical objectives.”

Warren has been honored as Clean Water Action’s “Legislator of the Year.” Currently a state representative, Warren is running for the state Senate seat in the 18th District.

Clean Water Action, with 250,000 Michigan members, is the state’s largest grassroots environmental organization and is dedicated to protecting Michigan’s Great Lakes waters, building healthy communities and making democracy work for all of us.


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