Clean Water Action Endorses Padma Kuppa for Michigan’s 41st State House District

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Padma Kuppa for the Michigan House of Representatives.

“Padma Kuppa understands the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and our other natural resources across Michigan,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "When elected, Padma will be a strong advocate for rebuilding our water infrastructure and holding corporate polluters accountable.  We’re confident that in the State House, Padma Kuppa will champion environmental issues and fight to protect our water,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

As a Troy Planning Commissioner, Padma Kuppa introduced a tree protection ordinance that prevents developers from clear cutting our open spaces. In contrast, her opponent voted in favor of a bill eventually vetoed by Gov. Snyder, that would have loosened regulations around ships dumping their ballast water in the Great Lakes. The ballast water bill could have caused significant harm to the Great Lakes ecosystem by eliminating regulations to keep invasive species like Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.

“Padma’s environmental priorities include ensuring that every Michigan resident has clean, affordable drinking water, increasing renewable energy, and addressing the problems caused by oil and gas drilling and transport in Michigan. This is the kind of leadership that we need to have in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign for the 41st State House district, and look forward to working with her as a legislator. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Padma Kuppa for Michigan State House.”

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

 

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