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E-M:/ Natural Rivers constraint in DNR budget bill shot down



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Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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An amendment by Rep. Karen Willard to the DNR Budget Bill (HB 5591) deleted
language that would have prevented the DNR from putting any staff time into
Natural Rivers issues if a "citizen-led advisory group" opposed the
designation of that river as a Natural River.  After a somewhat contentious
debate, with first a request for roll call, then a request NOT to have roll
call after the amendment looked like it was at about a tie, the amendment
passed.  Speaking in favor of the Willard amendment was Rep. Liz Brater.
Speaking against it was Rep. Bill Bobier.  



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