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E-M:/ Detroit News on Intermodal Freight Terminal



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Enviro-Mich message from "Savoie, Kathryn" <KSavoie@accesscommunity.org>
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The Detroit News has an editorial calling community and environmental groups
efforts to stop the Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal "misguided," and
"strident". 

While acknowledging that studies show that the project would increase levels
of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrous oxide, community concerns
about deterioration of air quality due to exhaust from the estimated 16,000
diesel trucks per day are dismissed --  "no study has shown public health
would suffer. The area in question is already saturated with diesel truck
traffic." Likewise concerns that 81 housing units and more than 70
businesses in Southwest Detroit and east Dearborn would be demolished is
dismissed because "most of the housing stock dates back to the 1920s and
30s." 

The Detroit News invites your comment: Do arguments by environmental and
community groups opposed to city freight terminal have merit?  Go to
http://detnews.com/2001/editorial/0112/20/a14-371107.htm
<http://detnews.com/2001/editorial/0112/20/a14-371107.htm> 


Kathryn Savoie, Ph.D.
Environmental Program Director
ACCESS
(313) 843-2844
Ksavoie@accesscommunity.org <mailto:Ksavoie@accesscommunity.org> 



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