Wednesday, January 19, 2005

DEQ and Dow Agree On Framework

TR Voice and Midland Matters representatives, Bill Egerer, Len Heinzman and Shirley Salas attended a meeting today at 10:00 am in Lansing with Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, Dow Chemical and Michigan DEQ. Rather than tell you all about it, we refer you to the press release published on the DEQ website.

The press release... DEQ and Dow Agree On Framework

Lt. Gov. Cherry pointed out that the framework does not include any changes in the 'facility' designation. He is very much aware, however, this is a major concern of most residents with homes along the Tittabawassee River floodplain. He is also aware that overblown attention to the dangers of dioxin in our area tends to frighten some of us unnecessarily. We refer you to an article in today's Saginaw News by Jeremiah Stettler... Two Midland legislators hope to limit 'facility' designation. With such level-headed elected officials aware this is a problem, perhaps a solution is on the horizon.

TRV and MM had a joint press conference today. You may have already seen us on TV5 or TV12. We also talked with Rob from WSGW and reporters for The Saginaw News and Midland Daily News this afternoon. More later...

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