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August 1, 2007

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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