(Washington, D.C.) Following remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump, state Rep. Sue Allor said she applauds the president’s commitment to continuing conservatives’ legacy of environmental conservation and protection.
“The call to continue to protect and manage our nation’s natural resources through innovation resonates with our Pure Michigan way of life, and I am glad to see federal resources refocused on cleaning up hazards threatening our environment,” said Allor, who attended the president’s remarks. “In particular, I appreciated the President’s emphasis on protecting clean water, but I had hoped to hear more about what will be done to clean up the PFAS contamination affecting all corners of this nation. Protecting our state’s freshwaters is a top priority for me and I will continue to fight for safer and cleaner waterways.”
Allor chairs the Michigan House’s Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality. She has also established herself as a leader in fighting PFAS contamination, putting forward proposals to better contain contamination caused by AFFF firefighting foam and calling for continued support for the state’s PFAS action response team.
“As we celebrate our nation’s founding, we are reminded once more of our profound obligation to protect America’s extraordinary blessings for the next generation and many generations to come,” Trump said. “Among the heritage we must preserve is our country’s national splendor. That is the shared obligation that brings us together today. . . From day one, my administration had made it a top priority to ensure that America is among the very cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet.”
During his remarks, Trump highlighted his administration’s effort to refocus the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on waste cleanups – noting the agency’s efforts to assist cleanup at the former paper mill site near Kalamazoo.
Trump offered his environmental address on the White House East Room at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Rep. Sue Allor stands in the White House with Cheboygan County Drain Commissioner Cam Cavitt.