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E-M:/ DEQ releases solid waste report -- imports up 35%!
- Subject: E-M:/ DEQ releases solid waste report -- imports up 35%!
- From: "Jeff Surfus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 10:11:25 -0500
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- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-To: "Jeff Surfus" <email@example.com>
The DEQ has released its annual report of solid
wastes disposed in Michigan for the period of September 2002 to September 2003
and the results are sickening for anyone who is concerned about out of state
For the period, waste imports are up by 35% over
the previous year. Over 15 million cubic yards of out of state waste were
landfilled in Michigan....almost 25% of the total landfilled. The huge
increase can be almost entirely attributed to Canadian waste.
Much more detail can be found in the press release
The questions remain:
How much longer are we going to have to wait for
the Republican leadership in the Michigan legislature to take action?
How many more pieces of evidence do they
Why hasn't the legislation passed by the Senate
been voted on in the House?
When will the necessary tipping fee legislation be
brought forward for a vote in the House and Senate?
Why, year after year, when these reports come
out, and the news gets worse and worse, do I have to ask the same
This isn't the last you'll hear from me on
Don't Trash Michigan