On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued two executive orders and an executive directive making changes to environmental oversight in Michigan.
“On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution that would reject Executive Order 2019-12. If the Senate also passes the resolution, the governor’s order would not take effect,” explained Tim Ward, President of MLC. The Republican caucus does not agree with the elimination of the Environmental Rules Committee, the Environmental Permit Review Committee, and the Environmental Science Advisory Board, which the order eliminates. The concurrent resolution has been referred to the Senate Oversight Committee.
The same day, Governor Whitmer asked Attorney General Dana Nessel to review the legality of the Environmental Rules Review Committee and the Environmental Permit Review Commission.
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