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E-M:/ out-of-state waste ban bill tabled

Enviro-Mich message from davemec@sojourn.com (dave dempsey)

Rep. Tom Alley, Chair of the House Conservation, Environment and Recreation
Committee, tabled Senate Bill 4 today.  Citing "grave concerns" about the
constitutionality of a clause in the bill which would allow Michigan to ban
immediately solid waste shipments from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (3 of
the state's top 5 waste importers), Alley said the bill would probably not
be considered until the fall.  He also suggested the offending clause would
be removed, leaving a bill which does nothing but declare that Michigan's
Legislature doesn't like out of state waste.

Dave Dempsey
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
(517) 487-9539
(517) 487-9541 (fax)

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