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E-M:/ Humbug Marsh Update

Enviro-Mich message from MUCC <mucc@mucc.org>

In an extraordinary move, the Attorney General's office filed a request
for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) today against Made in Detroit,
the development firm that proposed a luxury home/golf course development
in the Humbug Marsh along the Detroit River.
	Since late November, a construction company has been clearing parts of
Made in Detroit's Humbug property.  The DEQ and Attorney General's
office received notification from some concerned citizens from the area
that the easement property was being tampered with as a result of the
construction activities.  Those speculations were apparently a strong
enough threat to the resource to prompt the Attorney General to action.
	While the judge denied the TRO request, he has agreed to visit the
Humbug property tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.  A hearing date has been set for
January 8 if no ruling comes tomorrow after the visit.
More as it develops…

Holly Madill, MUCC Staff Ecologist
P.O. Box 30235
Lansing, MI  48909
fax: 517/371-1505
email: mucc@mucc.org

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