Robinson on plan to expand air quality protections

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
House Democrats and impacted community members speaking at a press conference unveiling their package to address air quality concerns outside Salina Intermediate School in Dearborn on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DEARBORN — House Democrats unveiled a plan today to expand air quality protections across the state and make communities safer for everyday Michiganders. The legislation would firmly establish air quality criteria at the state level and expand emissions permitting requirements, while increasing accountability and transparency between polluters and the communities in which they operate. In response, state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“We have both a right to clean air and a duty to preserve it for future generations. Every regulatory decision about development must consider not only the effect of air quality today, but the effect it will have on the health and quality of life of those that come after us. Whether we’re discussing municipal incinerators, hazardous waste storage facilities or toxic landfills, we need to put our families first and not risk tragedy for profit.”