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Re: E-M:/ A new day



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Enviro-Mich message from Jeff Surfus <jeffsurfus@comcast.net>
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Anne and others,

I too am hopeful about the environmental future under our new governor.

In mid-December, I did share my concerns at the transition web page that
Anne referred to, but the message was kicked back to me after a couple of
days.  Needless to say, this was a frustrating first communication with
the Granholm Administration.  I don't know if they have the bugs worked
out yet or not.

Did anyone else have this problem?

Jeff Surfus
NO WASTE


----- Original Message -----
From: "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 10:58 PM
Subject: E-M:/ A new day


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> Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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> Friends, the new administration has taken hold -- for those able to
attend
> the inaugural events today, or to see them on Michigan Government
> television, I hope you all share the same sense of a lifting of a great
> weight off the back and shoulders of this great state.  It is impossible
to
> do justice to the most inspiring moments today -- from Judge Damon
Keith's
> enthusiasm as he administered the oath of office to Governor Jennifer
> Granholm, to Aretha Franklin's singing the national anthem, to
outstanding
> speeches by both Lt. Governor John Cherry and Governor Granholm (listen
to
> them on the WKAR website at http://wkar.org/news/), to the remarkable
sense
> of community as thousands of people gathered on the lawn of the Capitol
and
> then paraded even in this post 9-11 era with no troops or metal
detectors
> alongside the new leaders of our state to the Lansing Center for the
> speeches.  While partisanship was not totally missing, this event had as
> strong a sense of respect for all the different interests in our state
as
> anything I have seen in Michigan ever -- what an astonishing
accomplishment.
>
> Governor Granholm's speech was about throwing open the doors of the
"house
> of democracy" and inviting all Michiganders to participate in our
> government. Governor Granholm spoke of both clean water and open space
> protection in her highlights of policies, and thunderous applause
followed
> these environmental goals.  There is no pretense in either Granholm's or
> Cherry's speeches that it will be possible to do much new soon because
of
> the budget crunch, but I for one will be glad if we can stop waking up
to
> bad news every day about Michigan's environment brought about by those
> entrusted with its care.
>
> The environmental movement is no stranger to participating -- let's make
> sure we are there to shape the future of our state.  Lowell Prag had
asked
> whether there is a place for assuring that ideas like those raised by
Alex
> Sagady are seen by the new administration.  Input to the Granholm
Transition
> team can still be given at their website in the policy input page below:
>
> http://www.granholmtransition.com/policy.asp
>
> AW
>
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> Inquiring minds might also want to know:
>
> is any provision made by the sender of these types of postings, where
Gov.
> Granholm and others might actually get a copy of the post and therefore,
> possibly respond?
>
> Lowell Prag
>
>
>
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