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Enviro-Mich message from "FOLK" <folk@mail.portup.com>
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Thanks for the info.  The solid waste issue is of great importance to those
of us in the UP.  By last info, I believe all land fills in the UP are now
owned by out of state waste haulers with the sole exception of the
City/County of Marquette owned landfill.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Date: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 5:13 PM
Subject: E-M:/ engler creates solid waste importation task force


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>Enviro-Mich message from Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
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>Governor Engler has issued an executive order creating a solid waste
>importation task force to "provide recommendations...concerning the control
>of interstate and international waste imports."
>
>The order, dated May 28, creates a 10-member task force, with six appointed
>by the Governor and two each by the Speaker of the House and the Senate
>Majority Leader.  The task force report is due December 1, 1999.
>
>Michigan now imports from other states and Canada over 12% of the garbage
>buried in Michigan landfills, and this amount increased 4% in 1998.
>Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Ontario are prime exporters of waste to
Michigan.
>
>Whether more study by a task force will do anything is debatable.  Last
>week, the House agreed to a Senate-sponsored amendment to Governor Engler's
>fiscal year 2000 DEQ budget which was proposed by MEC.  It would
>appropriate $115,000 for two criminal investigators to assist with probes
>of out-of-state waste.
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>
>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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