Jacques Cousteau said the water cycle and the life cycle are one. Michigan is blessed to have 20% of the world’s fresh water in our Great Lakes Basin. It’s not only the source of drinking water, but it’s important to the wildlife and the earth’s geological system.
We must be good stewards of the Great Lakes. Yet, in the last administration, we’ve had constant threats to our waterways, tap water, ecosystems, groundwater, rivers, and lakes. Among the many concerns I received was the dumping of millions of gallons of raw sewage into Lake St. Claire.
Many miles of shoreline are being lost to a quicksand of human fecal material. Fishing and tourism are two important industries for our state. Therefore, Michigan must pursue a goal to reduce contaminants in our waterways. It’s time to take care of our water resources. It’s time to save the Great Lakes.
As I meet people across the state, I am amazed how similar we are. They say our nation is divided, but from barbershops to coffee shops, Michiganders I meet share many concerns.
Citizens express their concern for our future, for our infrastructure, for the people of Flint, for our Great Lakes, and for our schools. I have heard stories of citizens’ triumph over adversity, speaking up in the face of retaliation by Emergency Managers, and teachers standing up for students who have no one else. I am encouraged and strengthened by you. We can take back our state.
If you’d like me to speak to your circle of friends, community or political group, service club, civic organization or county Democrats chapter feel free to send an email to my scheduler, Jeffrey Salisbury at JeffreyLSalisbury@gmail.com .
No group is too large or too small. I hope to meet you soon.
- Bill Cobbs