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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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State's proposed deal with Dow falls apart


By Mike Tyree
The Associated Press
12/27/02 6:05 PM


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Midland resident Diane Hebert couldn't contain
her enthusiasm Friday upon learning of the demise of a widely criticized,
state-brokered deal with Dow Chemical Co.

"I am just thrilled," said Hebert, among area residents and
environmentalists who sued to prevent the state Department of Environmental
Quality and Dow from cutting a deal to raise allowable dioxin contamination
levels nine-fold in Midland. "This wasn't good for the public in any way

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FULL STORY:

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/
cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?g7863_BC_MI--DowDeal&&news&newsflash-michigan


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO BROUGHT THIS ISSUE TO LIGHT -- FOR THOSE WHO
WONDER WHETHER FREE SPEECH AND PRESS COVERAGE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NEVER
DOUBT THAT THE ATTENTION BROUGHT TO THIS DEAL BY THE LONE TREE COUNCIL, THE
ECOLOGY CENTER AND ALL THE REST MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.  THANKS FOR YOUR
OUTSTANDING WORK! At the same time, it is almost pathetic to see Harding
still defend the deal -- just four more days. AW



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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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