Granholm calls for better zoning, Great Lakes water protection
GRAND RAPIDS -- Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jennifer
Granholm said Michigan needs strengthened zoning to protect its world-class
rivers and wetlands from sprawling development, improved sewage management to
keep beaches free of fecal bacteria and laws that promote more efficient use of
Andy Guy, a journalist with the Michigan Land Use Institute, reports on
Granholm's recent speech at the annual banquet of the Izaak Walton League in
Grand Rapids. Guy says Granholm's 10-point plan, as well as her remarks on the
need to develop a new attitude about environmental protection -- and new
statutes to put it into effect -- were the most comprehensive yet by any of the
Democratic or Republican candidates for governor.
The article also offers a list of Web sites for the gubernatorial candidates.
With the report on Granholm's campaign visit to Grand Rapids, the Institute
introduces its coverage of the 2002 Michigan race for governor. From now
until November, the Institute will regularly offer on its Web site coverage of
candidates from both parties.
Read Andy Guy's article on the Michigan
Land Use Institute Web site.
The Michigan Land Use Institute has also prepared and posted a timeline of
events associated with this year's strikingly one-sided votes in the state House
and Senate to ban Great Lakes drilling. The last date -- Governor Engler's
signature on the new law -- is still to be added. Read
the Great Lakes drilling timeline.
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|Editor's Note: Gubernatorial candidate David
Bonior, during a recent visit to Houghton, said his plan as governor would
include recruiting high-tech environmental companies to clean up
pollutants and create new jobs in Michigan. Read the Michigan
Tech Lode's coverage of Bonior's visit.
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