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RE: E-M:/ Big Rock Nuke Site a State Park? Log your group's opposition before Thursday

Enviro-Mich message from Andrew Mutch <andrewimutch@yahoo.com>

Does the state already own land adjoining the property
proposed to be acquired at Big Rock? Or would this be
creating a new state park or recreation area with this

Andrew Mutch 

--- Hugh McDiarmid <Hughmec@voyager.net> wrote:

> Enviro-Mich message from "Hugh McDiarmid"
> <Hughmec@voyager.net>
> Gary: 
> You make good and valid points, and raise worthwhile
> questions that have no
> easy answers.
> I think it's worth noting, too, that the choice
> isn't simply "acquire Big
> Rock or don't" - it is "acquire Big Rock or acquire
> one or more of many
> other proposed MNRTF purchases that are up for
> consideration."
> MNRTF has about $35 million to dole out next week,
> choosing between 162
> proposals asking for $63 million in funding this
> year alone. Many of those
> properties also boast unique, undisturbed natural
> features; opportunity for
> public recreation;  etc. etc. I see on the list
> trailways, timber land,
> dunes, riparian lands, wetlands, and any number of
> worthwhile acquisitions
> that do not come with the legacy and potential risks
> at Big Rock.
> So, while the question of "what happens to Big Rock"
> if the state doesn't
> purchase it is perfectly valid; the converse is,
> "what happens to (proposal
> X's property) if the money is used for Big Rock is
> equally valid.
> Big Rock isn't being considered in a vacuum, it's
> competing to make the cut
> with many other applicants. 
> Furthermore, the inherent dangers of nuclear
> waste......ooops! sorry....I'll
> abide by your deal!!
> Regards, Hugh

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