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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