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Cameras, Vessels, Warning System: Enbridge increases security of Line 5 pipeline

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: $1.2M approved for Fox River, public comment open for Lake Superior gas plant, Michigan AG shifting toward clean energy

Conflicted Congressman: Mich. Rep. Huizenga backs federal money for Great Lakes, supports Trump’s Clean Water Rule rollback

East Lansing, Michigan: Free screening of DPTV’s “The Forever Chemicals”

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Cameras, Vessels, Warning System: Enbridge increases security of Line 5 pipeline
- by Natasha Blakely

Enbridge is introducing three new security measures “to reduce risk further until and while the tunnel’s being built,” Enbridge President and CEO Al Monaco said on Thursday.

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: $1.2M approved for Fox River, public comment open for Lake Superior gas plant, Michigan AG shifting toward clean energy
- by Ian Wendrow

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.

EPA supporting cleanups of 2 Michigan toxic hotspots
- by The Associated Press

The U.S. EPA is pledging funds to help advance cleanups of two toxic waste hotspots in Michigan near lakes Michigan and Superior.

Conflicted Congressman: Mich. Rep. Huizenga backs federal money for Great Lakes, supports Trump’s Clean Water Rule rollback
- by Gary Wilson

In his speech at Central Michigan University’s annual Great Lakes Symposium, Rep. Bill Huizenga talked at length about how Great Lakes issues transcend partisan political bickering.

EPA proposes rewrite of rules on lead contamination in water
- by The Associated Press

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead.

Judge rejects challenge to tougher Michigan lead rule
- by The Associated Press

A judge has rejected the last challenge to a rule that could cause the billion-dollar replacement of 500,000 lead water pipes in Michigan.

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A network of PBS stations to work together to cover crucial issues affecting the well-being and future of the Great Lakes.

 

The Forever Chemicals
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The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
When lead leached into the drinking water in this Michigan town, it changed how journalists and authors thought about water issues in their own communities. Hear from them about their work and what impact it had.