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Moolenaar has pushed legislation through, including legislation to hold the Environmental Protection Agency accountable to notify families when there are elevated levels of lead in water, as well as initiatives to provide nutritious food for children in Flint, and safe water to the community.
"That's something we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to promote Michigan tourism, continue the outdoor heritage, bring the next generation along," says Rep. Moolenaar. "And this is a great way to see it first-hand."
“My understanding is that the EPA was aware as early as February of last year that corrosion controls that would have prevented lead from leaching from the pipes were not being implemented, that there were serious concerns about raised levels of lead, in fact, above the enforcement action level of the EPA,” Moolenaar said. “EPA was aware of that and did nothing.”
Her parents, Josephine and Ronald Gene Potts Sr., trekked from Sanford to the office of U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar to be presented with those medals on Tuesday morning.
Excerpt: U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) takes aim at the nation's top EPA administrator on who's to blame for Flint's water emergency.
"My understanding is the EPA was aware, as of February of last year, that corrosion controls that would have prevented lead from leaching through the pipes was not being implemented," Moolenaar said. "That there were serious concerns about, you know, raised levels of lead. In fact, above the enforcement action level of the EPA. The EPA was aware of that and did nothing.
Excerpt: U.S Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, invited residents to the Old City Hall Building Wednesday afternoon to discuss several challenges facing the state. “It’s important for me to be an affective advocate for Northern Michigan and this new office is a great way to do that,” Moolenaar said.