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Re: E-M:/ Seaway plan pits jobs vs. ecology

Enviro-Mich message from Frank Ambrose <snakeman1549@yahoo.com>

The impacts on jobs does not just stop at the adverse
affect on the economy that the pollution will have. It
will open up the midland to more international trade.
Increased international trade access, especially in
these times, means increased imports, not increased
exports. We are opening up an opportunity for the big
corporations to ship jobs out of here and their cheap
garbage in for us to buy. 

--- Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net> wrote:
> Today's Detroit News has an in-depth story on one of
> the most ruinous Great
> Lakes proposals ever advanced -- an estimated $10 to
> $20 billion scheme to
> blast and dredge connecting channels and otherwise
> manipulate the Lakes to
> admit huge oceangoing vessels.
> But the headline is wrong: it's not jobs vs.
> ecology. Jobs and the ecology
> will both suffer if this proposal goes forward: more
> exotic species,
> disturbance of contaminated sediments, and
> destruction of fragile habitats
> are not good for the economy.
> "The problems are so immense that you don't even ask
> the question," said Tim
> Eder, director of the National Wildlife Federation's
> Great Lakes Natural
> Resource Center in Ann Arbor.
> "You don't alter nature in such a radical way and
> threaten the most
> important fresh water body on the planet."

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