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E-M:/ Dempsey on the Ministry of Environmental Propaganda

Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>

One of the pleasures of being in Lansing these days if picking up the City
Pulse, a free newpaper, that carries a regular column by Dave Dempsey about
Health and the Environment.  His latest article is, as always, well
documented, but also a scathing review of the Ministry of Environmental
Propaganda, formerly known as Michigan's state environmental agency.  A

"For seven years, Harding has sided with corporate polluters – including at
least one that intentionally broke state law – against citizens and
environmental law enforcers. He had decided to issue the GM Craft Centre air
permit earlier this year before he examined a single data point. He has
wrecked a 70-year tradition of state conservation leadership that
distinguished Michigan from all other states. And he has mastered the art of
environmental propaganda."

Read it all here:


By the way, for independent proof of the Ministry's almost surreal
self-evaluation from a recent press release, after attacking PIRGIM for a
study they released, a DEQ press release quotes Russ Harding saying the

“The people of the state of Michigan deserve an accurate, balanced
accounting of how the DEQ is enforcing the CWA,” said Harding. “The DEQ as
always remains willing to work with the environmental groups toward a shared
goal of environmental protection. However, one-sided, inaccurate reports
such as this are a disservice to the citizens of the state of Michigan.”


Anne Woiwode
Anne Woiwode, Staff Director, Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
109 East Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-484-2372; fax 517-484-3108  anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
visit the Mackinac Chapter on the web at http://michigan.sierraclub.org

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