Monday, January 02, 2006

Michigan Republicans turn state into trash bin

Already one of the nations leading importers of other people's trash, Michigan is now no longer protected by restrictions on new landfills, thanks to the Republicans who control our state legislature.

Once again the worlds largest body of fresh water, the Great Lakes, is being treated like a toilet bowl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not surprising that other localities use the State of Michigan as a dumping ground since the tipping fee is a pathetic $.50 / ton. It should be raised to *at least* $7.50 to make us compatible with surrounding states. Since this is not a tax, but a user fee, I see no reason why the Republicans should be against it -- unless their new state motto has become: "If you seek a polluted penisula, look around you."