Clean Water Action Endorses Penelope Tsernoglou for Michigan's 69th State House District

Thursday, July 12, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Penelope Tsernoglou for the Michigan House of Representatives.

“While many candidates just ‘check the box’ on environmental issues, Penelope Tsernoglou is a true environmental leader", said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout her career in advocacy and elected office, Penelope Tsernoglou has been a champion on the issues that affect our Great Lakes and water resources in Michigan.  We’re confident that in the State House, Penelope will get things done like she has throughout her entire career,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

As an Ingham County Commissioner, Penelope Tsernoglou led efforts to pass resolutions in favor of banning fracking, and decommissioning Enbridge Line 5, the 65 year old, decaying pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. She has also been instrumental in obtaining funding for trail expansion, the Ingham County Conservation District, and the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program. Over the years, Penelope has worked for Clean Water Action, joined environmental groups in protesting the proposed coal plant in Lansing, worked on the Complete Streets campaign in Lansing, and done everything she could to support environmental groups and causes.

“Penelope’s environmental priorities include restoring DEQ funding, making corporate polluters pay their fair share, decommissioning Line 5, and truly beginning to face the dangers of climate change and increased water contamination issues at the state level. This is the kind of leadership that we need to have in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign for the 69th State House district, and look forward to working with her as a legislator. The choice is clear – Penelope Tsernoglou for Michigan State House.”

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Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education they organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

 

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