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From Bridge Magazine: Michigan Environment Watch

From Bridge Magazine: Michigan Environment Watch
January 31, 2019 GLNeditor
Photo by Dustin Tinney via flickr.com

These stories originally appeared on Bridge Magazine and are republished here with permission. 

January 31, 2019 Jim Malewitz  | Michigan Environment Watch

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

In Flint, trust is lost. And bottled water supplies are running low.

A year after Michigan declared Flint’s drinking water “restored” and began encouraging residents to return to their faucets, the city’s demand for bottled water remains sky-high, leading to hours-long waits for dwindling supplies.

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

Flint residents welcome Nestlé donations. But its ads? Not so much.

The water conglomerate is donating millions of bottles of water to Flint. But it’s taking millions of gallons of water from northern Michigan and touting its efforts on television. That’s led to mixed feelings.

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

After Flint, Michigan toughened lead rules. Now water utilities are suing.

Detroit-area water providers are challenging Michigan’s rules for lead in drinking water, which are the nation’s toughest. The challenge has high stakes for public health and ratepayers’ wallets.

Photo by Anthony Lanzilote courtesy of bridgemi.com

Bridge Magazine wins Environmental Journalism Award

The Michigan Sierra Club recognized Bridge for expanding its coverage of the environment in its Michigan Environment Watch edition.

Featured Image: Lake Michigan, Photo by Dustin Tinney via flickr.com

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