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E-M:/ Election coverage -- Granholm's bid to be Great Lakes Champion



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Enviro-Mich message from Keith Schneider <keith@mlui.org>
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Dear Friend,
	Speaking at the annual banquet of the Izaak Walton League in Grand Rapids, 
Attorney General Jennifer Granholm said Michigan needs strengthened zoning 
to protect its world-class rivers and wetlands from sprawling development, 
improved sewage management to keep beaches free of fecal bacteria, and laws 
that promote more efficient use of water. According to Andy Guy, a 
journalist with the Michigan Land Use Institute, Ms. Granholm's 10-point 
plan, as well as her remarks on the need to develop a new attitude about 
environmental protection, and new statutes to put it into effect, were the 
most comprehensive yet by any of the Democratic or Republican candidates 
for governor.
	See Andy's piece here: 
http://www.mlui.org/projects/enviropolicy/glinitiative.asp
	With the report on Ms. Granholm's campaign visit to Grand Rapids, the 
Institute introduces its coverage of the 2002 Michigan race for governor. 
 From now until November, the Institute will regularly offer on its Web 
site accurate, fair, and penetrating coverage of candidates from both parties.

	Also, the Institute prepared and posted a timeline of events associated 
with this year's strikingly one-sided votes in the state House and Senate 
to ban Great Lakes drilling. The last date -- Governor Engler's signature 
on the new law -- is still to be added.
	The timeline is here: http://www.mlui.org/projects/enviropolicy/timeline.asp

	Thanks to all in Michigan's environmental community who have worked so 
hard and changed the terms of the debate. Best, Keith Schneider, program 
director
	



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