Voters approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights in a landslide this week.
Some 61 percent of voters favored the measure with 39 percent voting against it, according to Lucas County Board of Elections unofficial results.
Throughout his life Dingell was a congressional page, a park ranger, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, an assistant county prosecutor, and always a lover of the great outdoors.
He grew up fishing and hunting in and along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie.
A year after Michigan declared Flint’s drinking water “restored” and began encouraging residents to return to their faucets, the city’s demand for bottled water remains sky-high, leading to hours-long waits for dwindling supplies.
After suggesting for months that its forthcoming blueprint for tackling climate change wouldn’t extend beyond reducing provincial greenhouse gas emissions, Ontario’s right-leaning Progressive Conservative government unveiled a broader environmental mandate late last year.