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Re: E-M:/ MEC President Lana Pollack, statement on EPA's Mary Gade's resignat...

Lone Tree Council would like to echo the accolades for Administrator Gade. This is indeed a sad and sorry day for the Saginaw Bay Watershed and for government all the way around.
Adding insult to injury,  Lieutenant Governor Cherry intervened in the regulatory process and overruled the best professional judgement of MDEQ charged with protecting the resources of the State.  Another blow to science and good public service.
Taking the heat for the LG, MDEQ today announced there would be no slurry wall or groundwater permits for the dioxin pit on the Saginaw River after a series of meetings in which Lieutenant Governor Cherry intervened. Politics trumps science!   This decision was made by the Lieutenant Governor based on a study paid for by Dow Chemical and done by Dow contractor, Environ, who are doing work for Dow on the Saginaw River. 
Doing Dow's bidding knows no political affiliation and apparently no shame.
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council.

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