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Re: E-M:/ Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 02:29:57 -0500



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Enviro-Mich message from "David Zaber" <dzaber@chorus.net>
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Michiganders,

A note to let you know that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board recently
voted unanimously to start rule-making to control mercury from coal fired
power plants.   The level of control for the toxic metal that the
environmental community has been seeking is around 90%.  The utilities have
argued that it is too expensive to put on controls for mercury.
Fortunately, the Tommy Thompson-appointed NRB members saw that
conservationists, hunters and anglers, health professionals and others were
right in demanding new stringent rules on this toxic metal.  They voted
unanimously for initiation of rulemaking.

Thanks to Wisconsin's Environmental Decade http://www.wienvdecade.org/ for
their work on mercury pollution.

I brought this up because Michigan is the downwind recipient of Wisconsin's
air pollution, including mercury from power plants and other industrial
sources.   Michiganders, including those who do not want to pay for
pollution control, may be interested in Wisconsin's efforts to control
mercury levels.

Dave Zaber


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>
To: "Enviro-Mich@Great-Lakes.Net" <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 1:17 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 02:29:57 -0500


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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>
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If you're registered for the New York Times, or want to struggle through
snowdrifts to buy it at a bookstore, you may want to read a Monday editorial
that begins:

President-elect George W. Bush should appoint candidates with strong
environmental records to places like the Interior Department and the
regulatory agencies, instead of partisans with weak records.

It's at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/18/opinion/18MON1.html

The editorial focuses on Interior, but mentions EPA.  Michiganians may want
to educate the Times on our DEQ Director's record through letters to the
editor.





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