Growing up on the St. Clair River, Debbie Dingell knows firsthand the importance of protecting Michigan’s natural resources, from the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge to the wild landscapes of the Upper Peninsula. Dingell’s experience includes serving as President of D2 Strategies, chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, and more than thirty years at General Motors, including as President of the GM Foundation.
In Congress, Dingell will prioritize protecting Michigan’s lakes, rivers, and streams and work to ensure Michigan remains a leader in the development of more efficient vehicles. Dingell also supports ending taxpayer subsidies to oil companies and reducing dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.
Dingell fills the seat held by her husband, retiring Representative John Dingell, who has a lifetime score of 75% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013.
In her own words:
“In Michigan we are blessed with one of our greatest natural resources: water. We have lakes, rivers, and streams throughout the state, all of which need our protection and preservation. They provide recreation, drinking water, and strong habitats, but they face many threats from runoff to nuclear waste storage being proposed near Lake Huron. We also have a history of being a manufacturing powerhouse, which requires energy for individuals and businesses. We need to look at renewable energy sources to continue this legacy, but also be responsible stewards of our environment.”
Source: LCV’s 2013-2014 Congressional Questionnaire