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E-M:/ bottle deposit/recycling hearings scheduled

The best answer to the disgraceful hokum of the anti-bottle deposit expansion forces is to show up at hearings of the State Senate task force reviewing the issue and speak out for a stronger, better deposit law. Citizens had to pass it the first time in 1976 and they may well have to do it again.
The first hearings are now scheduled:  February 17 in Grand Rapids and March 3 in Oakland County. Some details at the link below.
It's interesting, by the way, that all members of the Beverage Container and Recycling Task Force are Republicans.  Senator Sikkema, who created the task force, called on Governor Granholm last week to appoint a bipartisan smart growth commission, including Democrats and Republicans. Bipartisanship begins at home.