“This situation demonstrates the need for broad reforms to address problems of critical underfunding and understaffing at the department following eight years of one-party control in Lansing. It’s time for Republicans in the legislature to ensure EGLE has the technology and resources it needs to keep the public safe. They should also pass ‘Polluter Pay’ legislation championed by Democrats in the Legislature that will force polluters to clean up the mess they make. Working with federal and local partners, my administration will stay focused on cleaning up contaminated sites sooner, addressing root causes, and holding polluters accountable.”
Governor Whitmer and her husband Dr. Marc Mallory have a blended family of five: her daughters Sherry and Sydney and his sons Alex, Mason and Winston. They all live in Michigan and enjoy the state’s four seasons: MSU football in the fall, skiing in the winter and the warmer months on the water in Elk Rapids. Family time is a three-generation affair, and evenings together are the most important time of the day.
"Water is the lifeblood of our state, and the Great Lakes are at the center of it. Michigan will disproportionately suffer the impact of climate change, and rising temperatures have already done harm to our lakes, but we can change course."