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E-M:/ an injustice that cannot and will not stand



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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>
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Saturday's Free Press carries a story about DEQ's approval of the Romulus
waste well permits.

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/well24_20010224.htm


This excerpt from the story is illuminating and apt:

<State Rep. Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, criticized the granting of the permit.
"Every time the environment gets in the way of Gov. Engler's political
contributors, the environment loses," Basham said. Wicklund has said he may
have contributed to Gov. John Engler's campaign but could not recall the
amount.>

If the reporter had merely called the citizens group, or checked the MEC
website, he could have discovered the amount that EDS President Douglas
Wicklund has conveniently "forgotten."  It's $1,100 in 1999. And other
proponents of the well who stand to benefit financially gave over $10,000.

While lawmakers scurry to launch investigations about quid pro quos in D.C.,
none seem interested in investigating one here.




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