Clean Water Action Endorses Winnie Brinks for Michigan’s 29th State Senate District

Monday, August 27, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Winnie Brinks for the Michigan State Senate.

“Through six years in the Michigan State House, Winnie Brinks has shown that she is ready and willing to fight for our Great Lakes and to hold corporate polluters accountable," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Winnie Brinks will continue to be a champion for our environment in Michigan, and will fight alongside us to protect our state’s abundant water resources. We’re confident that in the State Senate, Winnie will champion policies that protect the health of Michigan residents and our Great Lakes,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Winnie Brinks was elected to the Michigan State House in 2012, and has been an outspoken advocate for protecting our water. Notably, she introduced two bills in 2018 to address the growing issue of PFAS contamination. One bill would create a state action level for PFOS and PFOA at 5 parts per trillion. The other would ensure that when a public or private entity is responsible for contaminating drinking water, that entity is also responsible for providing clean drinking water to residents with contaminated water sources.

“Winnie’s environmental priorities include advocating for her constituents who have water contamination issues, fighting to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, and increasing renewable energy to address climate change. This is the kind of leadership that we need in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign for the 29th State Senate district and look forward to working with her as a senator. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Winnie Brinks for Michigan State Senate.”

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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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