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Re: E-M:/ RE: / Michigan Supreme Court votes 4-3 to narrow environmental law used in water fight



Title: Re: E-M:/ RE: / Michigan Supreme Court votes 4-3 to narrow environmental law used in water fight

Here is a link to the opinion:  http://courts.michigan.gov/supremecourt/Clerk/01-07/130802/130802-Opinion.pdf




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From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net <owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
To: Alexander J. Sagady <ajs@sagady.com>
CC: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Wed Jul 25 12:45:05 2007
Subject: Re: E-M:/ RE: / Michigan Supreme Court votes 4-3 to narrow environmental law used in water fight

Is there a copy of the ruling available online?


On 7/25/07, Alexander J. Sagady <ajs@sagady.com> wrote:

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        Enviro-Mich message from "Alexander J. Sagady" < ajs@sagady.com>
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        One of the entire points of the 1970 passage of the Michigan
        Environmental Protection Act was to eliminate standing requirements
        in environmental protection and natural resources cases.  It looks
        like the hyper right wing on the Supreme Court has overturned
        the legislature purposes of MEPA.
       
       
        At 12:34 PM 07/25/2007, you wrote:
        >The majority is Young, Taylor, Corrigan, and Markman.
        >Weaver, Kelly and Cavanaugh each offered a separate dissent.
        >
        >
        >Anne Woiwode, State Director
        >Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
        >(517) 484-2372
        >
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        >From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net <mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net> ] On Behalf Of HAMILTREEF@aol.com
        >Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:56 AM
        >To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
        >Subject: E-M:/ Michigan Supreme Court votes 4-3 to narrow environmental law used in water fight
        >
        >Was the 4-3 vote divided on party lines?  Need individual voting list.
        >
        ><http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070725/UPDATE/707250434/1003/METRO > >Michigan Supreme Court votes 4-3 to narrow environmental law used in water fight
        >
        >
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070725/UPDATE/707250434/1003/METRO <http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070725/UPDATE/707250434/1003/METRO>
        >
        >LANSING -- By a 4-3 vote, the Michigan Supreme Court today narrowed a landmark environmental protection law that allowed state residents to sue to block development projects they think would harm the environment.
        >
        >The court said in its decision that local residents have the right to sue Nestle Waters North America and its bottled water operation over potential damages to the Dead Stream and Thompson Lake in Mecosta County, but don't have the legal standing to sue over a nearby lake and three wetlands because they don't use those areas.
        >
        >The decision hinged in part on the state Supreme Court's 2004 ruling rejecting the idea that a 1970 state law allows literally anyone to sue to halt pollution or other environmental degradation.
        >
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