Extracts from testimony before the Committee on Conservation and Recreation, Michigan House of Representatives, on H. B. 3055, January 21 1970. The bill authorizes the Attorney General, local governments and private citizens to go to court and challenge activities which infring the right of the public to a clean, healthy, and attractive environment. Courts are empowered to take evidence in such cases and to enter orders prohibiting or modifying conduct that is shown to impair or threaten the quality of the environment. In 1969 the Western Michigan Environmental Action Council retained Professor Sax to draft a model environmental quality bill. H. B. 3055 incorporates the provisions of that model bill.
Joseph L. Sax,
An Environmental Common Law for Michigan,
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