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A Visit from the EPA Administrator

September 1, 2018
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Protecting the Great Lakes

Tim Walberg Great Lakes

I recently welcomed EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Monroe County to discuss protecting the Great Lakes. I invited him to Michigan to visit the Western Lake Erie Basin, meet with local stakeholders, and see firsthand the benefits of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). We toured Pointe Mouillee, the site of an ongoing GLRI wetland restoration project being conducted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and other partners. Click here for more details about the visit.

Hearing from our Farmers

Tim Walberg Horkey Farms

Following our Great Lakes visit to Pointe Mouillee, EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler and I stopped in Dundee for a discussion on conservation best practices, the WOTUS rule, and many important issues facing our local farmers. Thanks to all the Michigan Farm Bureau members who joined us and to Horkey Farms for hosting us.

Evening of Civil Discourse

The Silver Maples of Chelsea recently hosted their annual community forum called the Evening of Civil Discourse. The event brought together local, state, and federal officials for a solutions-oriented dialogue about challenges facing our community. Thank you to everyone who attended this discussion.

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across our state and country. I recently met with Director Elmer Hitt of the Jackson Police Department to discuss ways to combat this public health crisis. I also had the opportunity to the join with the Jackson Area Recovery Community for their 4th annual Recovery Out Loud walk. To learn more about my work on this issue, visit

Growing Michigan's Economy

In Michigan, the auto industry is critical for our state's economy. I had the opportunity to discuss many of these issues during a recent tour of General Motors' Delta Township Assembly Plant. I also had a productive roundtable discussion with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce on workforce development, education, tax and regulatory reform, and other important economic issues.

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