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E-M:/ Daily Telegram: Volunteers report acts of harassment, intimidation

Hello Michigan: 


-Rita Jack.







Volunteers report acts of harassment, intimidation

HUDSON -- A local environmental group that monitors large dairy operations for pollution claimed Monday that dead animals were dumped at a member's home as an intimidation tactic.

Four dead animals that were apparently picked up along roadsides were placed in the volunteer's mailboxes, on her family's car and the doorstep of their home near Clayton, said John Klein, president of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan.

The organization denounces all intimidation tactics against its volunteers, he said. The dead-animal incident discovered the morning of March 21 is not the only harassment of ECCSCM volunteers, he said.




Volunteers who monitor water in streams and drains for manure pollution have been followed and verbally harassed, he said, and frivolous complaints made of reckless driving and trespassing.






Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project Director

Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club

tel:  517-484-2372




"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."