01.27.15

Peters Joins Senate Great Lakes Task Force

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters today announced he has joined the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan working group made up of Senators representing the states bordering the Great Lakes. Peters will work with Great Lakes Task Force co-chair Senator Debbie Stabenow and his colleagues in the Senate to preserve and protect our Great Lakes, highlight the economic benefits that come from the Great Lakes and the need to combat threats from invasive species, including Asian Carp. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Peters served on the House Great Lakes Task Force.

“Michigan is blessed with abundant natural resources like the Great Lakes, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from across the region to preserve them,” Senator Peters said. “Thousands of Michigan jobs revolve around a strong and healthy Great Lakes, from fishing to agriculture to tourism. We must work together to protect our Great Lakes and ensure economic strength for future generations, and I look forward to doing that on this task force.”

“Gary Peters is a champion for our Great Lakes and will continue his strong advocacy as a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force,” Senator Stabenow said. “It is so important to have such a strong partner as we tackle the challenges that impact our Lakes and waterways.”

Peters has long been a strong advocate for Michigan’s Great Lakes. As a member of the Michigan State Senate, Peters led the fight to ban drilling in the Great Lakes, and has worked with colleagues to aggressively advocate for funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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