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Just a reminder that the Bush Admin. has also tried to suppress information on Great Lakes pollution (Science 319: 1026, 2008).

Only a lot of negative publicity and outrage among voters seems to inhibit them. And, even that does not always work.

--On Thursday, May 01, 2008 6:19 PM -0400 MICHDAVE@aol.com wrote:




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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