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E-M:/ RE: / CAFOs/Russell Harding



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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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 DM@qedenv.com said:
Our Michigan environmental dignitaries are spreading their wisdom,
unencumbered by  the documented failures of the Michigan CAFO program:


In fact you can read all of Mr. Harding's words, as well as the testimony of
Congressman Nick Smith, at:
http://www.house.gov/transportation/water/05-16-01/05-16-01memo.html

Unencumbered is an understatement when you get to the heart of Harding's
testimony.  In fact, the story seems to miss the fact that Michigan is
refusing to comply with EXISTING laws -- this is sort of like asking a known
embezzler to come in and testify about how much more forceful the laws
should be regarding fraud, when the guy is already breaking existing laws!!

This drivel emerges less than one week before Michigan is required by USEPA
to respond regarding how they will in fact bring the "severely lacking"
program into compliance with the Clean Water Act.  The hearing at which Mr.
Harding and Mr. Smith spoke was clearly not intended to elucidate the issue,
nor even to provide balance, but instead to allow folks who think their
manure doesn't stink or pollute to have an unearned and undeserved platform
in D.C. to peddle their messages.

Anne Woiwode
Sierra Club



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