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Re: E-M:/ Senator Birkholz: Don't worry, be happy



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Enviro-Mich message from "Julie Griess" <jgriess@provide.net>
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I didn't post that link to the whole list. For others interested, it is
http://wkar.org/michiganatrisk/programs/frame.php?pgmnumber=1404 .
You will probably need a high speed connection.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Cubbage" <charles.cubbage@comcast.net>
To: "Julie Griess" <jgriess@provide.net>; "William Tobler"
<WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>; <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Cc: <SenPBirkholz@senate.michigan.gov>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Senator Birkholz: Don't worry, be happy


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> Enviro-Mich message from "Chuck Cubbage" <charles.cubbage@comcast.net>
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>
> Julie,
> Thanks again for the ref to the Mich At Risk video.  I watched it.
> The specific areas that were discussed are hydrogeologically distinct and
> the water problems and solutions are based on site specific details.
>
> I agree that studying doesn't do a blooming thing for the "emergency
needs"
> that clearly exist in W Saginaw Co, Monroe Co and other places.
Legislators
> are not known for moving with that sort of speed.  Even the courts can be
> painfully slow.
>
> It is clear that we need policy changes via legislation, etc.  That takes
a
> lot more than one Senator and given the record of the previous
> administration ........ You know the litany.  It is foolish to begin to
> label Birkholtz as the problem when there is a slew of other Senators that
> keep her from going where I bet she would be willing to go.  At the same
> time, she does indeed represent more than just Mich natural resources
They
> (the resources) are presently in conflict with not mutually exclusive from
> other interests.
>
> E_M is a place where we all blow off some steam as well as share concerns
> and have opportunity to become educated and actually do work together
toward
> Mich resources.  What is also needed is a lot of work outside of E-M by
> E-Mers with others to bring to fruition common goals on policy needs like
> this one.
>
> Once again, thanks for the website reference and for the chance to put my
> dimes-worth in.
>
> Regards,
> Chuck
>
>
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