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E-M:/ More on Channel 7 coverage of Engler "takings" payoff abuses/precedents

Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com

Our sources say there will be yet another story on tonight (Wednesday)
on the issue of John Engler and his efforts to eviscerate environmental 
law by throwaways/payback/buyouts to speculators  on WXYZ TV tonight
(Channel 7).

In today's Detroit News is a story about the Engler Administration effort
to bail out mineral rights speculators in the Jordan River Valley.   Seems
Engler wants to sink deeper in the "takings" morass on radical right
principle by 
arguing again that the state is powerless (when it is not) to control surface
development issue on state land.

This is just another form of "corporate welfare".....   buyouts/payouts of
dollars for mineral rights speculators, on one hand, ....and on the other,
weakening legal requirements in state law to hold parties responsible for
land and 
groundwater contamination, and then shifting the cost of the cleanup to the
taxpayer.......   .....   wake up Michigan!!!!

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  asagady@sojourn.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039  
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)

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