----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:02
Subject: E-M:/ Toronto Trash
This email was sent to me and I am wondering if
anyone else has seen it or know anything about it.
>I wanted to let you know about an issue that is very important to me.
In January of 2003, Toronto closed its last landfill, and now sends all of its
trash to landfills around Michigan. Over 6 million cubic yards of trash from
Canada ends up in Michigan landfills each year. Recently, the Toronto city
council approved a contract to ship thousands of tons of raw sewage to
Michigan for disposal.
>That's why I've joined U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's fight to stop
Canadian trash now! Under an existing international agreement, the U.S.
government has the power to stop these shipments -- but only if the EPA
enforces the treaty. I've signed an online petition to urge the new EPA
Administrator to begin enforcing the treaty immediately and stop the Canadian
trash and sewage sludge at the border.
>You can sign the online petition by visiting Senator Stabenow's
website at http://stabenow.senate.gov/stoptrash
I hope you'll take a moment and join me in this fight to protect our state
from foreign trash and sewage.