Senator Phil Pavlov
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Dear Neighbor,

As you may have heard, an unelected review panel in Canada has approved the plan to build a permanent nuclear waste repository less than one mile from the shore of Lake Huron. This reckless proposal could have major implications for the Great Lakes basin if it were ever to leak, and the panel's recommendation is a very troubling development.

The panel has sent their report to Canadian Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq, who has four months to review and decide whether to approve it.

In making their decision, the panel has ignored the overwhelming opposition voiced by literally thousands of U.S. and Canadian residents. It is now all the more urgent that President Obama invoke Articles IX and X of the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The treaty allows the International Joint Commission to suspend the project while a study is conducted and a recommendation made.

If you have not already signed the petition at, I ask you to do so now. Please share this email with friends and family, and encourage them to sign the petition as well.

Together, we can demonstrate that Michigan will not stand for this kind of risk being posed to our precious Great Lakes.

Thank you,

Phil Pavlov
State Senator
Michigan's 25 Senate District
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