Stabenow Takes Aim At Private Canadian Waste 4-20-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Stabenow Takes Aim At Private Canadian Waste 4-20-2011

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is introducing legislation aimed at stopping private Canadian waste from coming into Michigan.
Stabenow announced in January that she and fellow Michigan Democratic Sen. Carl Levin had helped foster an agreement that would result in the stoppage of municipal waste shipments to Michigan.
But the city shipments that were halted represent only 40 percent of the trash entering the state from Canada.
Waste from private companies continues to come in. And it's those shipments that Stabenow is looking to end with the Stop Canadian Trash Act, which she unveiled at a news conference Wednesday in Montrose across from the Brent Run Landfill.
The legislation would change the financial incentives that make it cheaper for Canadian companies to dump their waste in Michigan.
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