Thursday, August 2, 2007

Gov. Blagojevich blasts the EPA on allowing BP to continue to pollute Lake Michigan

August 1, 2007 Abby Ottenhoff 312/814.3158
Rebecca Rausch 217/782.7355
Gerardo Cardenas 312/814.3158

Statement from Governor Rod R. Blagojevich

On the federal decision not to stop BP

from dumping pollutants into Lake Michigan

SPRINGFIELD – “I am deeply disappointed by today’s U.S. EPA’s decision to allow the BP refinery in Northwest Indiana to increase the level of pollution they dump into Lake Michigan.”

“We’ve spent decades cleaning up the Great Lakes and BP’s decision to increase the pollution they dump into Lake Michigan flies in the face of all progress made to protect this priceless resource. BP is earning record profits and surely can afford state-of-the-art water treatment technology to better protect water quality and the environment.”

“I strongly urge the U.S. EPA to reconsider this decision and to work with Congress in a long-term plan that stops pollution and protects the people and wildlife that rely on Lake Michigan.”

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<<08.01.07 GOV Statement on BP dumping EPA decision.pdf>>

Annie Thompson
Press Assistant
Office of the Governor
205 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217/782.7357
Fax: 217/524.1676

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