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Enviro-Mich message from "Jeff Surfus" <jeffsurfus@email.msn.com>
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Dave,

Are there any specifics as to the recommendations on spending of these funds
or is it just a blanket $224 million to be spent as DEQ sees fit in these
certain areas?  As you know, I am particularly interested in trying to find
links between the big bucks spent by corporate Michigan on getting the
proposal passed last fall and how the money will be spent.  Where can I find
more specific info if it is available?

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Date: Thursday, May 27, 1999 12:37 PM
Subject: E-M:/ engler makes environmental bond recommendations


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>Enviro-Mich message from Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
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>Less than 3 weeks before the Legislature will adjourn for the summer, the
>Engler Administration today proposed almost $224 million in spending from
>last November's environmental bond.  That's about a third of the $675
>million bond total.
>
>Among the proposal's controversial features are $750,000 to pay people to
>turn in their old lawn mowers and outboard motors, an absence of funding
>earmarked to clean up Lake St. Clair pollution, the use of clean water fund
>money for monitoring projects, and the use of all $5 million in lead
>poisoning money for treating homes, rather than detecting poisoned kids and
>assuring proper care.
>
>The Legislature will take up the recommendations in a supplemental
>appropriations bill for the current fiscal year and amendments to the 2000
>budgets of the DEQ and Department of Community Health.  MEC will seek
>numerous amendments to the recommendations.
>
>The Engler recommendations include:
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>$22 million for local recreation projects;
>$21 million for state park projects;
>$5 million for lead abatement;
>$17.2 million in clean water funding;
>$1.2 million for closing improperly abandoned wells;
>$50 million for waterfront redevelopment;
>$72.45 million for brownfield redevelopment.
>$16.75 million for pollution prevention projects;
>$12 million for nonpoint source projects;
>$4.3 million for contaminated sediment cleanup.
>
>Dave Dempsey
>Policy Director
>Michigan Environmental Council
>119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
>Lansing, MI 48912
>davemec@voyager.net
>517-487-9539
>517-487-9541 (fax)
>http://www.mienv.org
>
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