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E-M:/ Need Letters to EPA on Great Lakes Air Toxicant Settlement
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- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 17:20:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:33:59 -0400
From: FStadler@nrdc.org (Felice Stadler)
Subject: air-mail: URGENT: support air pollution lawsuit agreeement
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URGENT!! -- DEADLINE APRIL 24, 1997
The Sierra Club Great Lakes Program, working with SCLDF, NWF, and Cheapeake
Bay Foundation have reached a settlement on EPA not implementing the Clean Air
Act to protect the citizens and Great Waters of the US under section 112(m) of
This is a good agreement and EPA has agreed to produce the required
Great Waters report this summer and a determination this year whether they
will control dioxin, PCBs, lead and several pesticides in the Great Lakes and
coastal waters. We hope to have regulations in place by Nov. 2000.
Toxic air pollution is the largest source of these pollutants in Lake
Michigan, several other Great Lakes, and many coastal areas.
Industry has mounted an all out effort to squash this consent decree.
We need your personal letters today supporting the consent decree
before the deadline on April 24th.
We need you to send the letter below to EPA supporting the agreement. You can
email it to email@example.com.
Please pass this on to other groups. You can comment as individuals, but not
as the Sierra Club, since we are part of the consent decree.
Let me know if you want more information on the decision.
Great Lakes Program Director
Send by April 24, 1997
Michael W. Thrift
Office of General Counsel
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460
Dear Mr. Thrift,
We are writing to support the proposed consent decree with the Sierra
Club, NWF, and CBF on the Great Waters Lawsuit, FR Doc. 97-7372. This lawsuit
is vital to protect the families, the environment, and the future of the
coastal communities of this country.
This action will help control the largest source of unregulated water
pollution--toxic rain that falls from the sky. The International Joint
Commission estimates that over 50% of the PCB falling into Lake Michigan come
from the air.
In addition to causing cancer, these PCBs build up in the fish and threaten
over 5 million fishing families in the Great Lakes alone. Recent studies from
the New England Journal of Medicine show that children whose mothers ate just
2-3 fish meals per month had lower IQs, and were two years behind in school
because of the pollution dose they received in the womb.
This is a problem in hundreds of water bodies all over the country and the EPA
should act immediate to control toxic air pollution from all sources.
Please approve this decree and get on with the business of providing clean air
and water for our kids, our families and our future.
Alex J. Sagady & Associates Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39 East Lansing, MI 48826-0039
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)
ENVIRO-MICH: Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.
Postings to: email@example.com For info, send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with a one-line message body of "info enviro-mich"