Metro Times, one of the gems of in-depth reporting in Michigan, reports on the
pending decisions regarding the future of the Detroit Incinerator.
A few folks on this list were there when this facility first
came into view -- a 500 person hearing in the Detroit City Council chambers
before the Michigan Air Pollution Control Commission that went to 2 in the
morning -- APCC members took a lot of abuse, not just from sitting in those
seats for so long. Another APCC hearing when the incinerator exceeded
their emission standards where the incinerator was shut down -- one of the gutsiest
moves by any Michigan
environmental body ever. Bad deals by the Blanchard administration that
encouraged the facility. Litigation brought by the Province of Ontario, Sierra
Club, Detroit Audubon Society and a Cass Corridor environmental group, with the
environmental groups being represented by Mark Richardson.
There are definitely many lessons from this history that
should be learned now -- later is better than never, but it appears there is no
guarantee those lessons will actually be learned. AW
largest garbage incinerator and the movement to shut it down
The deadline is fast approaching.
Within the next three months, Detroit must make a monumental decision regarding
the 1 billion pounds of waste its residents produce each year.
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director
Sierra Club Michigan
Chapter - 109 E. Grand River
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