Michigan Lawmakers Consider Sustainability Fee to Support Solid Waste Program Members Only Content

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is recommending that a new “sustainability fee” on retail transactions be created to fund the state’s waste management initiatives. Michigan DEQ’s complete assessment and recommendations were submitted to members of both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Environmental Quality on June 29, 2012. Among the key findings is a recommendation that...

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