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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <Anne.Woiwode@sierraclub.org>


Below are some selections from today's Echo News, put out by the MSU Knight
Center for Environmental Journalism.  This is a great service, and today
you'll see things like assaults on MEPA and politicians taking a free ride
on a charter boat -- at the bottom is how to sign-up -- 

Anne Woiwode, State Director
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
(517) 484-2372

Echo News for Sunday, June 24

* Cost of milk kicked up by demand for ethanol
Detroit Free Press
By Alejandro Bodipo-Memba
  Gasoline prices over $3 a gallon have grabbed consumers' attention,
but dairy products and other corn-dependent foods are expected to rise
at an even faster rate.

* Get on board for lakes
Detroit Free Press
  With the threat of a lawsuit, eight wildlife and conservation
groups have put welcome additional pressure on the shipping industry
to stop delivering foreign species here. The groups have told several
international companies to start treating their ballast water or face
a judge to explain why they won't.

* State's environmental act threatened
Traverse City Record-Eagle
By Joan L. Wolf
  Michigan citizens need to be aware that the 37-year-old landmark
Michigan Environmental Protection Act is at grave risk in a pending
Michigan Supreme Court decision.

* Tire collection begins Monday
Saginaw News
  The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will launch a tire
collection drive Monday through Friday.

* Politicians ready to set sail on outing
Traverse City Record-Eagle
By Brian McGillivary
  Nearly two dozen state politicians and their families are set to
enjoy a free Lake Michigan charter fishing excursion Monday, part of
a northern getaway that also offers them free food and lodging.

West Michigan: 

* Bigger signs planned for water advisories
Muskegon Chronicle
By Lynn Moore
  In all, seven of the signs were posted at the sprawling beach known
for its cleanliness. That's one sign for about every 100 feet of
beachfront, said Vicki Webster, environmental health supervisor for
the Muskegon County Health Department.

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