...in response to the MDN article yesterday,Midland Daily News - News - 01/30/2005 - Residents will have options to limit dioxin exposure: "Bill Egerer, Midland MattersJan, 30 2005
Why is it that a news article about "RESIDENTS" contains absolutely NO comments from any residents? Instead, this reporter writes only about the regulator, the regulated and the opinions of out-of-town environmentalists. This MDN article earns another "D-" in reporting. The reporter continues fawning over two out-of-town environmental extremists without talking to ANY residents living in Midland. Voices and opinions of residents, who are majority key stakeholders, will be heard through resident group initiatives. MDN continues their advocacy journalism with unrelenting devotion to featuring the extremists' viewpoints. The true story is that Midland residents are not swayed by these groundless, unscientific scare tactics. The cleanup proposals are based on nothing more scientific than environmentalists' hysteria. Continued publication of MDN articles by this reporter, that disregard majority opinion and highlight extremists' views, speaks volumes about MDN's lack of professional reporting."
...and we at TRVoice can say 'ditto' for more than 100 people living along the Tittabawassee River 100 year floodplain in Freeland who joined us in our effort to defeat the terrorist tactics of MDEQ and their environmentalis buddies.