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This week in the Great Lakes Town Hall – Carolyn A. Marsh On Other BP Permits Slipping Under the Radar Screen  – Join the discussion online!

This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Carolyn A. Marsh of Whiting, Indiana. A devoted birdwatcher, Carolyn played a pivotal role in blocking the construction of what would have been the nation’s largest marina in a migratory hot spot in Hammond, IN. Carolyn is currently putting pressure on BP Amoco to increase public participation in their expansion plans in Indiana. Despite BP Amoco’s promise to not invoke their controversial refinery wastewater permit, it looks like the fight isn’t over yet: “Local environmental watchdogs and national refinery experts have exposed a series of actions by BP officials and Indiana agencies to "piece-meal" the massive expansion of the Whiting refinery and mislead the public about the extent of the combined pollution to the region's air and water. While a firestorm of protest has erupted over plans to increase dumping of wastewater to Lake Michigan as a result of the refinery's processing of heavily contaminated "tar sands oil", until now the public has been uninformed about BP's plans to build two more giant plants in the same area under separate permits.” Don't miss your chance to read and respond to Carolyn’s Great Lakes perspectives every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!

In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week, provided by co-moderators Jeffrey Potter, Dave Dempsey and Gary Wilson. This week, Gary wonders if bottled water could be the “next BP Amoco”: “Will the next battle taken on by the politicians and environmental groups be over bottled water? Mainstream media is championing the cause and public concern over corporate taking of our water resources is growing… Yet I know of no major Great Lakes environmental group or national elected official from the region who are making diversion by bottled water a priority.” Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue and the thoughts of Carolyn A. Marsh, in the Great Lakes Town Hall.

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