Gov. Whitmer Statement on Supreme Court Decision Protecting Right of Access to Great Lakes Beaches

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February 19, 2019

Gov. Whitmer Statement on Supreme Court Decision Protecting Right of Access to Great Lakes Beaches

Lansing, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement commenting on news that the U.S. Supreme Court declined a request to review the federal court of appeals’ decision in Gunderson v. Indiana. By declining review, the U.S. Supreme Court kept intact Glass v.Goeckel (2005):

“This decision is good news for our Great Lakes and for people across the state. We in Michigan are defined by our water. Whether you’re fishing, swimming, or climbing the dunes on Lake Michigan, so many memories are made on the shores of our Great Lakes. Today’s decision is an important step in making sure that people across the state and from all over the world can continue to enjoy they Great Lakes and make new memories here in Michigan.”

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