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Enviro-Mich message from "Karen D. Kendrick-Hands" <kdkhands@voyager.net>
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* Detroit Edison utility Conners Creek:
the proposed start-up of a50 year old coal burning plant, offline for 10 years. 
The press clips from last  weekend were excellent.   Bob Miller's quote (the head of permitting for Michigan at EPA Region V)
is especially encouraging, because it  makes clear that there is someone well-placed in Region V  who understands that Conners Creek may be subject to new source standards due to changes in operation and/or physical changes at the plant-that it doesn't all hinge on whether or not DE intended to restart the plant during the decade it was shut down.   Attempts by Wayne County and DE to focus on ambient air quality impacts, rather than emission rates are predictable.  As you know, the focus should, instead, be on Conners Creek's emission rates because emission rates from grandfathered plants like Conners Creek are 3-4 times higher than new sources.     
(For those of you who have not seen "Edison's Solution May Cause Pollution" you can find it at  http://www.freep.com/news/metro/qedison20.htm <http://www.freep.com/news/metro/qedison20.htm> ) 
Susan Hedman
Environmental Law & Policy Center
35 East Wacker; Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois  60601
	phone:	312.759.3400
	fax:	312.332.1580 
	e-mail:	shedman@elpc.org <mailto:shedman@elpc.org>

Ask these county, state and federal officials and representatives to support the environmental regulatory agencies in 
requiring a thorough review of the pollution control technology in place at Conners Creek. Specifically, Detroit 
Edison's Conners Creek Station should be considered to be a new "Prevention of Significant Deterioration" [PSD] 
source which is subject to a review for  and "Best Available Control Technology." [BACT]. Further the facility's 
emissions baseline should be considered to be ZERO.

Ratepayers and stockholders should contact Detroit Edison to challenge its decision to restart this plant without upgraded pollution controls or a public hearing and its refusal to look at cleaner alternatives to meet the region's electricity needs.
to take action contact: 

Elected and Administrative concerning the start-up of 
Conners Creek Power Station

NOTE: Detroit Edison has already begun test firings at Conners Creek as of June 11, 1998.

WAYNE COUNTY
STATE OF MICHIGAN
Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara, 
600 Randolph Street 
Detroit MI  48226
313.224.0266

Governor John Engler,
Olds Plaza, 2d floor
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI  48909
517.373.3400
(fax 517.335.6790)

Jim Murray, Director
Wayne County Department of the Environment
415 Clifford Street
Detroit, MI 48226
313.224.3620  (fax 313.224.0045)

Russ Harding, Director
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 
Hollister Building
106 West Allegan Street P. O. Box 30473
Lansing MI   48909-7973
517. 373.7917
(fax 517.241.7401)

Wendy Barrott, Director
Air Quality Management Division, 
640 Temple Suite 700
Detroit, MI  48201
313.833.3528  (fax 313.833.3561)

Dennis Drake, Director 
Air Quality Division, 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 
Hollister Building
106 West Allegan Street P. O. Box 30473
Lansing MI   48909-7973
517.373.7069
(fax 517.241.7401)

Wayne County Commissioner, Chris 
Cavanaugh
450 Wayne County Building
Detroit MI 48226
313.224.0920

State Representative Andrew Richner:
House of Representatives
State Capitol
Box 30036
Lansing, MI  48909 
517.373.0154 or 313.822.1595

 UNITED STATES OFFICIALS
Carolyn Browner, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
701 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C.  20460 
 
David Ullrich, Acting  Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region V
77 W. Jackson 
Chicago, IL  60604
312.886.3000
(fax 312.353.1661)

Richard Wilson, Director
Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
701 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C.  20460

 David Kee, Director
Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region V
77 W. Jackson 
Chicago, IL 60604
312.353.2212 (fax 312.353.1661)

Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick 
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C. 20515
313.965.9004 (local staff director Gail Kaess)
(fax 313.965.9006
Washington office Environmental Aide,
James Williams, 202.225.2261 (fax 202.225.5730)

Senator Carl Levin 
United States Senate
Washington, D. C. 20510
313.226.6020 (fax 226.6948)
Washington office Environmental Aide, Chris 
Miller, 202.224.6221   (fax 202.224.1388)

Senator Spencer Abraham 
United States Senate
Washington, D. C. 20510
 (Wayne County John Petz) 248.350.0510
 (fax 248.350.0420)
Washington Office environmental aide
Kevin Kolevar 202.224.4822  (fax 202.224.8834).

For more information contact 
Karen D. Kendrick-Hands
Renaissance Woman
1067 Devonshire Road 
Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
313.885.7588
313.885.7883 (fax)
kdkhands@voyager.net



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