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Re: E-M:/ Trash Imports to Michigan Skyrocket



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Enviro-Mich message from "Bill Tobler" <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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Maybe if trucking wasn't subsidized it wouldn't be so attractive to 
move this "product" such great distances.

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> Enviro-Mich message from James Clift <jamesmec@voyager.net>
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> I just wanted to make a few quick points:
> 
> Congressman Vern Ehlers did do some good work on trash when he was in
> the Michigan legislature including the establishment of the perpetual
> care trust funds.
> 
> That legislation was gutted by Governor John Engler and Republican
> majorities in both the House and Senate in 1995.
> 
> Democrats having been pushing on this trash issue on the legislative
> front since the early 90's.
> 
> A bipartisan coalition has this year emerged and has been pushing a
> comprehensive package of bills that will make Michigan's landfills 
safer
> and last longer.  They may also have an indirect effect of making
> Michigan less less attractive to out-of-state waste.  We cannot ban 
all
> out-of-state trash.  We can (working together) implement reasonable
> across the board policies that lead to wiser solid waste decisions.
> 
> James Clift
> Michigan Environmental Council
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> Cubbagec@aol.com wrote:
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> >  Ken,I agree that it is an over simplification to just blame 
Michigan
> > Republicans for the trash issue.  As someone with an environmental
> > bent, in the past, I have too often been chagrined that our Mich 
Dems
> > have traded env positions for votes on other issues, while people 
like
> > Vern Ehlers, etc. have led the way environmentally, in Mich. (This
> > doesn't mean that I have forgotten the likes of John Cherry, nor
> > appreciated his efforts as a State rep. though).  Look at the 
example
> > set by Gov Milliken! However, to assume that the restraint of trade
> > and interstate commerce, precludes any ability to limit trash from
> > outside the state seems naive as well.  It would be fair to say that
> > there are some Mich Republicans who don't yet know that Engler is
> > gone!!Regards,Chuck
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