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WASHTENAW COUNTY - County voters weigh cause vs. cost in Michigan's first
election for a purchase of development rights proposal at the county level.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/wcpurse.frm

WASHTENAW COUNTY - The county's cows-or-condos debate has turned into farmers
versus farmers.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/wcfarms.frm

Genesee Twp. - Local officials are scrambling to convince developers to 
build a $195-million steel mini-mill, after a federal ruling Friday that 
a permit issued by the state was not discriminatory.
But residents who filed the civil rights complaint with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, alleging minorities would suffer 
unfairly from the plant's pollution, said their fight is not over.
It was the first civil rights decision the EPA has made in an 
environmental justice case - 17 others have been accepted for 
investigation - which some say will set a precedent for other decisions.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/civilrigh.frm

MUSKEGON COUNTY - A wave of pollution cleanup work is surging across the Great
Lakes, with government and industry spending huge sums of money to address one
of the region's worst environmental problems: toxic mud.
Muskegon County has yet to catch the cleanup wave.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/ignore$01.frm

Microbes may munch for years at tank leaks.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/ytanks.frm

When the Davison City Council recently endorsed Proposal C, a plan to 
clean rivers, parks and communities in Michigan, James Hansen was the 
only one to vote no.
Hansen is not against a cleaner state. But he says small cities like 
Davison would not benefit if voters approve the $675-million bond issue 
Nov. 3.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/proposc.frm

SAGINAW - Saginaw Mayor Gary L. Loster and U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham got
together Friday afternoon to urge voters to support the environment in
Tuesday's 
election.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/cprop.frm



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