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Re: E-M:/ Toronto Trash



Leanne,
It's not clear what you are asking.
I received the email about 2 weeks ago and I signed on.
Every morning on my commute to work, I have to pass Carleton Farms which is the primary destination for this Canadian trash and sewage.
The place really stinks about half the time you drive by.
Further, there is a parade of monster trucks carrying the garbage, with the associated truck/car accidents.  Something is really wrong when garbage is transported a 100 miles across Customs into another nation.
The place is a major, man made mountain, a large percentage of which is garbage imported into Michigan from out of State and out of the United States.  In part, this issue was the inspiration for the following bumper sticker first created under the Engler administration:
http://mcats.org/Bumper_Sticker.gif
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:02 PM
Subject: E-M:/ Toronto Trash

This email was sent to me and I am wondering if anyone else has seen it or know anything about it.
 
Leanne Meyer
 
Dear Friend,
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>I wanted to let you know about an issue that is very important to me. In January of 2003, Toronto closed its last landfill, and now sends all of its trash to landfills around Michigan. Over 6 million cubic yards of trash from Canada ends up in Michigan landfills each year. Recently, the Toronto city council approved a contract to ship thousands of tons of raw sewage to Michigan for disposal.
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>That's why I've joined U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's fight to stop Canadian trash now! Under an existing international agreement, the U.S. government has the power to stop these shipments -- but only if the EPA enforces the treaty. I've signed an online petition to urge the new EPA Administrator to begin enforcing the treaty immediately and stop the Canadian trash and sewage sludge at the border.
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>You can sign the online petition by visiting Senator Stabenow's website at http://stabenow.senate.gov/stoptrash. I hope you'll take a moment and join me in this fight to protect our state from foreign trash and sewage.
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