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Re: E-M:/ Mercury report is out



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Enviro-Mich message from "Robert McCann" <mccannr@michigan.gov>
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Alex,

I'm a little concerned about how you are interpreting the report.  The recommendations within the report were not written or endorsed by the DEQ or the Granholm administration.  They were created entirely by the workgroup that included a number of representatives from the environmental community.

The report was delivered to Director Chester here at the DEQ, and he is currently reviewing the entire document (including the 2 alternatives on specific reduction goals for Michigan) and will discuss this issue in great detail with the Governor before any final decisions are made on what the best course of action is for Michigan to reduce mercury emissions.

However, characterizing this report as "Jennifer Granholm supporting the Bush Administration approach to mercury" is simply false.




Robert McCann
Acting Press Secretary
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Phone:  517-241-7397
Fax:  517-241-7401
Email: mccannr@michigan.gov  

>>> "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com> 06/23/05 1:13 PM >>>
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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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The MDEQ advisory panel mercury report is out.

It goes on for 240 pages, but doesn't seem to advocate 
much beyond implementing federal rules with long delayed
timelines here in Michigan.

That isn't the kind of approach that once...long ago....made Michigan 
a leader in environmental protection.

On one level, it can be interpreted as Jennifer Granholm 
supporting the Bush Administration approach to mercury.

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-aqd-air-aqe-mercury-report.pdf 


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