Gretchen Whitmer will make Michigan's people and our natural heritage a priority.
She brings to Lansing something we have not had for eight years: strong, decisive leadership with a proven track record on public health, Michigan’s environment and social change.
Michigan desperately needs Gretchen Whitmer’s voice, values, and experience. Her public health and environmental record were among the best in the Michigan Legislature. Gretchen Whitmer helped establish the state’s first renewable and efficiency standards to promote clean energy.
WHERE GRETCHEN WHITMER STANDS
On the Great Lakes, Michigan’s Environment & Our Public Health
Enbridge Line 5 and Protecting the Great Lakes
On her first day as governor, Gretchen Whitmer has committed to initiate the necessary steps to remove dangerous oil pipelines from the Great Lakes and protect our water and protect Michigan jobs.
Cleaning Up Our Drinking Water
Gretchen Whitmer’s infrastructure plan will prioritize replacing lead service lines throughout the state to keep Michigan’s families safe. Her Rebuild Michigan Bank will finance drinking line upgrades, sewer and drain maintenance and dam removals, and provide $812 million in additional water infrastructure funding through 2038.
Leading on Climate Change
Michigan can become a world leader on clean energy and create thousands of good-paying jobs in the process. Gretchen Whitmer wants to join hundreds of mayors and a dozen governors across the nation in committing to lowering carbon emissions.
Fighting Environmental Injustice and Water Shutoffs
Gretchen Whitmer fought against the emergency manager law that led to the poisoning of Flint. She believes no Michigander should go without water service because of a delinquent water bill and supports new rate structures and billing and collection options.