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E-M:/ Michigan members seeking action on Canadian trash measure



 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Michigan's congressional delegation want House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to move forward on a bill that would target Canadian trash, citing more than 400 trucks of trash entering their state's borders each day.

The letter, released Thursday, seeks action on legislation that would give states more power to regulate the shipment of international municipal solid waste while requiring the federal government to implement a 1992 agreement with Canada on trash.

The letter was signed by five Democrats - John Dingell, Bart Stupak, Dale Kildee, Sander Levin, and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick - and five Republicans: Pete Hoekstra, Fred Upton, Mike Rogers, Dave Camp and Joe Schwartz.

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