Midland Republican John Moolenaar made sure to put a wide loophole into HB4617. This way he can get the statewide votes of the other polluter politicians. Now our West Michigan Republicans can use HB4617 to hide contaminated properties their neighborhoods.
While the bill was created with local dioxin contamination in mind, the draft passed by the committee does not reference dioxin at all. It broadens the bill's scope to include all hazardous compounds. Moolenaar said the expansion was built in after he heard that representatives in other counties had concerns with other types of contamination.