Linda and others,|
International water interests are using the Farm Bureau as their cover
with state lawmakers. The proposed legislation in the House has
essentially exempted agricultural operations from permitting and yet
the Farm Bureau is carrying the water for those seeking to exploit and
export our treasured streams, rivers and groundwater. During the floor
debate yesterday private water interests stepped aside and let the Farm
Bureau do their bidding outside the House chamber. Unfortunately,
lawmakers are falling for their arguments ... or, more likely, their
Fortunately, we still have a fighting chance to make sure the House
gets it right. Four bills were voted out yesterday and the three
remaining bills will likely be taken up next week.
Now is the time to inundate lawmaker offices demanding they fight for
our water and stand up to the corporate interests wishing to seize
control of our water. House members must support the remaining three
bills pending before the House.
Cyndi Roper, Michigan Director
Clean Water Action
1200 Michigan Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Linda Cree wrote:
What is going on? This vote is a cave-in to corporations
hoping to privatize and withdraw waters from the Great Lakes Basin, not
a protection. -- Linda Cree, Michigan's U.P.
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From: Dan Farough, Progress Michigan <progress@...>
Date: May 19, 2008 2:54 PM
Subject: Got Water? Keep our Great Lakes from going down the drain
*The time to stand up for Michigan's waters is now*. The State Senate
narrowly passed legislation that would allow up to 25% of some of our
precious lakes and rivers to be open for withdrawal! Yes, you heard
right, up to 25% of some of our best waterways.
If that wasn't bad enough, the Senate allowed provisions that
public control over our water. Without strong laws that support
control of the Great Lakes, our state is vulnerable to corporations
special interests that seek to export and misuse our water.
The State House can fix this, but they need to hear from you, not just
corporate special interests. Take action now -
*Tell your State Representative to reject the Senate proposal (SB 860)
Instead they should pass tough new laws that protect our Great Lakes
inland waters for generations to come by strengthening public
them to reject a special interest driven proposal that would allow up
of some of Michigan's water to be open for withdrawal.
Time is of the essence. Please take action now by going to
Send the message to the State House that Michigan Water is *NOT FOR
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