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Environment & Climate Change

Political Roundup: "Five bad ideas" according to the Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Hastings Lake, MI
Christine Riggle
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The League of Conservation Voters recently issued a blog post about what the group calls “Five bad ideas for Michigan.” Those ideas touch on a range of bills that would affect environmental rulemaking and permitting, water withdrawal by private companies and farms, state ballast water regulations that protect from invasive species, control of Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund, and the state’s ability to have stronger regulations than federal standards.

Ken Sikkema, senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in state senate, and Vicki Barnett, former mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator, joined Stateside to weigh in on the bills.

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