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Re: E-M:/ Toronto Trash

Senator Stabenow is leading the fight to stop the importation of Canadian and out-of-state garbage into Michigan.  Is it a complicated issue (garbage being considered a "commodity" under NAFTA), and a serious problem for Michigan.
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~Monica Evans
----- 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,
>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.
>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.
>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.