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Re: E-M:/ DEQ Public Involvement Plan



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Enviro-Mich message from Charles Griffith <charlesg@ecocenter.org>
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New appointments to the EAC will be forthcoming, since yesterday's 
meeting ends the one year terms for half of the members of the 
committee.  So keep an eye out for new representation of grassroots 
environmental interests.

Charles Griffith
(retiring member)

At 11:34 AM -0500 2/20/04, Alex J. Sagady & Associates wrote:
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>Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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>MDEQ has released its "public involvement plan"  at
>http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3306-65244--,00.html
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>One issue mentioned concerned making the deq web site more
>user friendly.    The URL above is an excellent example of how John Engler
>"michigan portal" standards have made the DEQ web site one of
>the most unfriendly I've used.   No DEQ URL is easy to remember, so
>you're constantly drilling down from the top to try to find things....an
>enormous time waster.   It was far better when the DEQ website was
>"division oriented"
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>Just finding someone's phone number at the DEQ is a major chore.
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>As near as I can tell, there was not a single member of the
>grass roots environmental justice community on the committee
>(i.e. someone from the neighborhoods where there are major problems).
>Although Michigan Environmental Counsel and Ecology Center were
>represented, most everyone else on the committee were well-connected
>environmental insiders.
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