Huizenga Celebrates Successful Completion of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project in Muskegon Township
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after joining officials from the Environmental Protect Agency (EPA), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), and the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) to tour the successful clean up of the former Zephyr Oil Refinery in Muskegon Township and discuss the importance of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
"The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative continues to play a vital role in cleaning up pollution from the past, protecting the Great Lakes, and preserving them for future generations,” said Congressman Huizenga. “By removing 50,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, today's project brings Muskegon Lake even closer to being delisted as an area of environmental concern. Building on the success of the delisting of White Lake in 2016, the restoration of Muskegon Lake will generate new economic opportunities, increase tourism, and continue to make Muskegon County an even better place to raise a family.
"As the Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, I have worked to build bipartisan support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative because it has consistently delivered positive results for Muskegon County as well as communities across West Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes Region. I will continue to make this critical program a priority because the health of the Great Lakes is directly tied to our economy, and our way of life here in Michigan."