December 19, 2006

Cease Fire!

Great news yesterday that the Coast Guard has backed away from a proposal to establish a live-fire target practice zone off of our Lake Michigan shoreline. Sierra Club worked here in Illinois and around the Great Lakes to call attention to possible safety and environmental risks associated with war games on our water supply.

Congratulations to the Illinois citizens who mobilized to fight this proposal so quickly and so effectively. Senator Durbin and Lt. Gov Quinn were among those who lent their support to an effort to get the Coast Guard to rethink the plan.

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