an environmental issue, an economic one and, as some Midland residents have
suspected, dioxin contamination is a political matter.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm
will break from the Detroit Regional Chamber annual conference on Mackinac
Island Saturday to meet with state and federal lawmakers who want to be
certain that as state leader, she is aware of the dioxin situation that has
settled into the Saginaw Valley.
Congressman Dave Camp,
along with state Sens. Mike Goschka and Tony Stamas and state Reps. Jim
Howell, John Moolenaar and Sandy Caul, earlier this week requested a Friday
morning meeting with the governor in Lansing.
Camp spoke with
Granholm Wednesday and made arrangements to meet over the weekend. The time
and location for the meeting has not been decided.
"I had a good
conversation with the Governor and I am pleased she was willing to meet this
weekend," Camp said. "This issue impacts our health, our jobs and
our homes. There is simply too much at stake for the Governor not to be aware
of every last detail of the DEQ's plan and how it will impact those of us
living in Midland."