Lansing, Mich. (March 23, 2023) — Following the East Palestine toxic waste transportation incident at the Romulus Deep Injection Well Site, the House Oversight and Ethics Committee held a hearing this morning on oversight of the site. 

At the hearing, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced they would be re-opening the public comment period for the site’s permit for 30 days starting in April and will also be participating in additional public meeting with Environmental Protection Agency and other stakeholders to allow residents to make their voices heard on the topic. 

Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton), who previously sent a letter to EGLE requesting an additional public hearing on the site and testified before the Oversight Committee today, offered the following comment: 

“This fight is far from over, but today’s announcement is a great step in the right direction. Residents deserve to be able to make their voices heard on toxic materials being brought into our community, and holding an additional hearing and a public comment period is the right thing to do.”