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Re: E-M:/ That's outrageous, DEQ!



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Enviro-Mich message from Karen Jankowski <Kjankows@umd.umich.edu>
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This is depressing.  Whose side is the MDEQ supposed to be on anyways?
Couldn't this somehow make it to statewide news media?  Other concerned
citizens should know about this.

Karen Jankowski
Environmental Studies student
U of M - Dearborn Campus

Patrick Diehl wrote:

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> Enviro-Mich message from Patrick Diehl <patmec@voyager.net>
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> The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) has learned that the
> following
> work priorities were recently established for DEQ Air Quality Division
>
> district staff.  These priorities are ranked as follows:
>
> 1.  Renewed operating permits (ROPs)
> 2.  Emission inventory
> 3.  Inspections
> 4.  Tax exemption applications
> 5.  Complaints
> 6.  Enforcement
>
> It is almost incomprehensible that DEQ employees are now expected to
> emphasize permit renewals and the processing of tax exemption
> applications
> over citizen complaints and standards enforcement.
>
> Patrick Diehl
> Associate Director
> Michigan Environmental Council
> 119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A
> Lansing, Michigan 48912
> (517) 487-9539
> (517) 487-9541 fax
> e-mail: patmec@voyager.net
>
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