In other words, the supreme court is not telling us that
we can no longer protect others from harm. We must let them be harmed,
even though we can see that they are being wronged. Whatever became
of "I am my brother's keeper."
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Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 7:25
Subject: E-M:/ Gov. Milliken criticizes
Supreme Court MEPA ruling
To former Michigan Gov. William Milliken, "anyone" means
That's why Michigan's Environmental Protection Act -- initiated
by a group of Grand Rapids environmentalists, written by a University of
Michigan law professor, overwhelmingly passed by the Michigan Legislature and
signed by Milliken 37 years ago -- included that word, giving anyone the right
to sue over damage to the state's water, air or land, he said.
Michigan's Supreme Court struck down that provision July 25, saying only those
who can prove they were directly harmed have a right to sue.
called the decision "a major setback for the environment."