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Enviro-Mich message from Vicki Levengood <vlevengood@voyager.net>
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Clean air advocates:

Many of us were gratified when last week the EPA stood it's ground 
against intense industry lobbying and announced it's smog-reduction 
plan for Michigan. On Friday, however, the Detroit Free Press ran a
one-sided story calling the EPA ruling "a blow to Michigan and other 
Midwestern states." They continue: "The rules leave Michigan, and 
most likely its consumers, among the losers . . . " (You can access
the article online at http://www.freep.com/business/qsmog25.htm.)

We urge individuals and organizations concerned about clean air
and human health to write letters to the Free Press, explaining why we 
view the EPA NOx reduction plan as a victory for cleaner air and
healthier
citizens. If you need help with letter ideas or language, contact me, or 
EMEAC's Air Quality Specialist Karen D. Kendrick_Hands at 313.885.7588. 
Letters should be under 200 words and not heavy on technical details. 
Include your name, address, and phone numbers for verification. They 
should be labelled “For Publication” and sent via email to one or more
of
the following:

Ron Dzwonkowski, Associate Editor, at dzwonk@det-freepress.com, 
Bob McGruder, Executive Editor, at mcgruder@det-freepress.com   
Nancy Laughlin, Nation/World Editor, at laughlin@det-freepress.com 

or you may mail letters to:

Letters to the Editor
Detroit Free Press
600 W. Fort
Detroit, MI 48226


Vicki Levengood
National Environmental Trust / Michigan
517.333.5786
vlevengood@voyager.net


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