Garrett on GOP resolution to put oversight of Michigan’s natural resources in the hands of corporations

Thursday, February 7, 2019

            LANSING — Today, House Republicans approved a resolution to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order which, among other things, eliminates three review boards the Legislature passed last year. These review boards allow corporate representatives to oversee the DEQ, now called EGLE under the Governor’s reorganization plan, and its permitting process. In response, state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“My Republican colleagues claimed in their resolution today that they are committed to clean water and a safe environment. But I have always believed that actions speak louder than words. Their actions in both previous legislative sessions and today prove — once again — that they value corporate profits and special interests, not people. Those are not my values, and those are not the values of the people in my community. I am committed to working with Gov. Whitmer on putting Michigan’s families first.”