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Re: E-M:/ Michigan's unfulfilled water promises



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Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler" <WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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I can speak intimately first hand about the wells drying up under the personal "watchful eye" of Russ Harding and John Engler.

Mr. Harding signed letters to our representatives indicating that there was no scientific evidence supporting our contention about
what/who caused the aquifer depletion affecting thousands of families, or about the degree of pollution to the watershed
(18 million percent above the legal levels based upon self reported data).


Well, eventually the USGS performed a first class Scientific Study proving what/who happened and why, very much in line
with our poor, uneducated "claims".


William Tobler, Ph.D. ME





----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Dempsey" <davedem@hotmail.com>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 10:20 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Michigan's unfulfilled water promises



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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davedem@hotmail.com>
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Michigan, as practically everyone knows, lags behind the other Great Lakes states in developing any sort of water policy. It lags, in large part, because of people like Russ Harding, the former DEQ director who just a few weeks ago penned an opinion piece for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy that says Michigan doesn't lag in water protection policy. Harding's head-in-the-sand approach to water prompted him to pen other opinion pieces, including one that essentially said, "What? Michigan? Too little water for everyone? That's crazy talk," as wells in different parts of the state continued to dry up because of localized overappropriation of aquifers.

Well, Michigan lags behind every state that has done something. No state - except maybe that ultraprogressive lynchpin of the Great Lakes Indiana, which reportedly has a water conflict resolution process similar to one adopted by Michigan a couple of years ago (Indiana got there first) - has done less than Michigan to uphold its 20-year-old promise to protect its water.

http://themorningsun.com/stories/052005/loc_eric001.shtml



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