People need to stop buying GM and force government to close down this
welsher paracite of a company.
GM, they keep on sucking.
Federal funds proposed to clean up, redevelop GM plant sites
Shuttered General Motors Co. plants in Southeast Michigan and elsewhere
in the state would be among targets of some $836 million in proposed
federal cleanup and redevelopment funds to be shared by Michigan and 13
other states, state and federal officials announced Tuesday.
Southeast Michigan plants include those in Detroit, Livonia, Pontiac,
Romulus, Van Buren Township and Ypsilanti. Others are in Flint, Bay
City, Lansing and Wyoming.
The White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers announced
a proposed trust fund that would allocate $536 million for the cleanup
of properties and about $300 million to assist states and communities in
dealing with other issues involving the properties, like property taxes,
demolition costs, security, and repurposing the sites.
The plan must still be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York’s
southern district. The funds come from money allocated to wind down the
“old” General Motors.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm, in a conference call with reporters, said that
with Michigan housing 47 of the 90 sites covered by the plan, the state
“will probably see the bulk of this funding” but she did not provide
She said the first announcements could be made by summer.
“It’s very exciting for us as we try to prepare the properties in the
communities for redevelopment,” Granholm said.
She said it’s difficult to attract buyers for such idled manufacturing
sites, because of environmental liability concerns.
“This environmental remediation is the biggest barrier to our putting
these properties into productive use,” Granholm said.