In April, Sierra Club sent a letter to Governor Granholm asking her to join the Governors of several others states who decided to FIGHT the Bush Administration’s decision to regulate mercury power plant pollution under the non-hazardous air pollutant provisions of the Clean Air Act (section 111), instead of the hazardous air pollutants part (section 112).
Today, 13 states, including the Upper Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, have signed onto the litigation.
At this point, Michigan is noticeably missing from the list of states bringing suit to protect public health and natural resources:
- with every lake in our state polluted with mercury to the point where there are fish advisories even in the most remote and pristine of areas;
- with more Great Lakes shoreline than any other state;
- with anglers who fish for sport but shouldn’t eat their catch, and
- with families that depend on fish they catch for food who must choose between a good, available protein source and poisoning their children, and themselves.
Please take a moment this Memorial Day weekend, especially if you are setting out to get some fishing in, to URGE GOVERNOR GRANHOLM TO SIGN ONTO THE LITIGATION AGAINST THE BAD BUSH ADMINISTRATION RULE ON MERCURY. Contact the Governor BY TUESDAY at (no, they seem not to have an email address yet:
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter