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Re: E-M:/ Groups Call on Engler to Craft a Workable Smog Reduction Plan



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Enviro-Mich message from Barbara Jean Madsen <bjmadsen@biology.lsa.umich.edu>
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Note that in the following three passages from the posting on the smog
reduction plan, the author(s) have said "downwind" when they should have
said "upwind".  Pollution flows in a downwind direction, so it is
impossible to receive pollution from a state downwind of us.  We receive
pollution from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, which are _upwind_ of us;
we are downwind of them.

	--Barb Madsen


  In
> addition, Michigan is suing EPA to block this new rule, which would allow
> downwind states to keep polluting western Michigan. 

  Much of this pollution, and these exceedances themselves, can be
> attributed to air pollution being transported into Michigan from downwind
> states like Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  
> 
> in significant reductions in transported air pollution into Michigan from
> our downwind neighbors and significant improvements in public health.  
> 
> 
> 
> Elliot Levinsohn
> Air Quality Specialist
> American Lung Association of Michigan
> 
> Kathryn Savoie, Ph.D
> Environmental Program Director
> Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
> 
> John Witucki
> Treasurer
> Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
> 
> Elizabeth Harris
> Executive Director
> East Michigan Environmental Action Council
> 
> Charles Griffith
> Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
> 
> Joel Hoffman
> Co-Facilitator
> Environmental Action at University of Michigan
> 
> John Hummer
> Director
> Friends of the Jordan River Watershed
> 
> Bill Townsend
> President
> Friends of Reeds and Fisk Lakes Watershed
> 
> Lisa Wozniak 
> Great Lakes Regional Director
> League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
> 
> Flora J. McRae, President
> Terry Gill, Natural Resources Director
> League of Women Voters of Michigan
> 
> Michael Boyce
> Environmental Action Committee Chairperson
> Baker Sanctuary Resident Manager
> Michigan Audubon Society
> 
> Dave Dempsey
> Policy Director
> Michigan Environmental Council
> 
> 
> 
> Virginia Pierce
> President
> Michigan Resource Stewards
> 
> Vicki Levengood
> National Environmental Trust / Michigan
> 
> Robert E. Marshall
> Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council
> 
> Brian Imus
> Campaign Director
> PIRGIM
> 
> Nancy Krupiarz
> Director
> Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
> Michigan Field Office
> 
> Alison Horton
> Director
> Sierra Club, Mackinac Chapter
> 
> Tom Leonard
> Executive Director
> West Michigan Environmental Action Council
> David Wright
> Policy Specialist
> Michigan Environmental Council
> 119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
> Lansing, Michigan 48912
> (517) 487-9539 phone  (517) 487-9541 fax
> wrightd@voyager.net
> http://www.mienv.org/
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