STABENOW: I've lived in Michigan my whole life and I love the Great Lakes. We all love the Great Lakes. As a U.S. senator, it's not surprising that the very first bill that I passed was to make sure we didn't have oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. When you look at everything that we do in Michigan, it's somehow connected to the water and our love for the water. Protecting the Great Lakes is my job. It's a part of who we are.