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Re: E-M:/ does michigan need more landfills?



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Enviro-Mich message from rbrenglejr@juno.com (ROLLAND M BRENGLE,JR)
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On Thu, 15 May 1997 09:50:32 +0000 mienvcouncil@igc.apc.org (dave
dempsey) writes:
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>Enviro-Mich message from
>mienvcouncil@igc.apc.org (dave dempsey)
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>The House Conservation Committee is going to give it
>the good old college >try in a last ditch attempt to 
>smooth the way for new and expanded >landfills in
>Michigan.  Anyone who thinks the state's top solid
>waste>policy need is NOT more dumps should urge House 
>members, particularly>those >on the Committee, to kill 
>House Bill 4037 when it comes up in the next>couple
>of weeks.>Scheduled to take up the bill on Wednesday,
>the Committee deferred>when its>Chair, Rep. Tom Alley,
>announced that an agreement between the waste
>industry and townships had not been reached. But he's 
>still trying to>forge>one.

>The bill effectively eliminates a tool many counties
>have used to>achieve>recycling and waste reduction -- >solid waste
planning -- without>replacing>it.  It also 
>removes county authority to control the siting of 
>landfills,>leaving that to host community agreements 
>negotiated between the>landfill>owner and the 
>municipality, usually a township.  This will promote
>further>expansion of landfill capacity already
>estimated at 15-20 years by>DEQ.
>The bill does nothing at all in the way of promoting 
>recycling or>waste>reduction.
>
>Dave Dempsey
>Michigan Environmental Council
>119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
>Lansing, MI  48912
>(517) 487-9539
>(517) 487-9541 (fax)

  FOR THE IGNORANT AMONG US, WHO IS ON THE HSC? WHERE
CAN WE FIND E-MAIL ADDRESSES?
WHY DO YOU THINK THE COUNTY WOULD BE MORE RESPONSIVE
  THAN A TOWNSHIP?  WOULDN'T THE TWSHP BE MORE APT TO
SAY "NOT IN MY BACKYARD?

RBrengleJr@JUNO.com

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