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2010 Environmental Issues Congressional Forum

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2010 Congressional Issues Forum

2010 Congressional Issues Forum /WMEAC

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The West Michigan Environmental Action Council is presenting the 2010 Environmental Issues Congressional Forum with candidates from the Second and Third Michigan Congressional Districts on October 12 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville at 6 p.m.

Second District Democratic Candidate Fred Johnson and Third District Democratic Candidate Pat Miles will be discussing pressing local and national environmental issues such as children’s environmental health, protecting the Great Lakes, energy policy, and environmental regulations.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates.

All major party candidates were invited to the forum. 

Presented in partnership with the Michigan Environmental Council and moderated by WGVU-FM producer and morning show host Shelley Irwin, the 2010 Environmental Issues Congressional Forum is the only West Michigan Congressional event focused on environmental issues.

"Anyone that has been watching the headlines this year understands how critical environmental issues should be to voters today," said WMEAC Executive Director Rachel Hood.  "We’ve seen oil disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and locally in Calhoun County.  We’ve watched how alternative energy and clean jobs are reshaping the state’s economy with a new $300 million battery plant in Holland. Just to name a few. These are real, tangible issues affecting our region and nation."

For more information contact Nicholas Occhipinti at 616-451-3051 x23 or [email protected].


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