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Local activists from Detroit and Windsor are pushing The United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organization to recognize the local landmark.
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Short-changing Michigan local governments has resulted in deteriorating water systems and other services-
Many of Michigan’s cities are reaching a crisis point because of a decline in federal dollars for water and sewer infrastructure made worse by the state’s centralized taxing system.
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Michigan’s lack of septic system regulations is causing problems for some of its most pristine lakes-
The cost of updating sewer systems in growing communities is either a hefty price tag or polluted waters.
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Rural Michigan’s shrinking populations, growing poverty, and diminished state and federal assistance have fueled a crisis of underfunded drinking water infrastructure.
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New research from Western Michigan University indicates that wastewater treatment plants could have a negative effect on PFAS pollution.
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Legislation to be introduced to restrict water withdrawals for bottled water and increase protections for groundwater-
The Michigan Legislature might soon look at a package of bills that would change how the state protects groundwater. However, the goal of the bills and the legal tool the sponsors want to use might be at odds.
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The U.S. EPA says its study on Benton Harbor’s tap water shows filters do work to remove lead, but the EPA says residents should follow state health guidance, and still only drink bottled water.
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The experts who wrote the report said they were asked to look at whether fuel prices would be affected if Line 5 suddenly stopped operating.
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A federal trial is underway to decide if engineering firms that advised the city of Flint on water issues bear some responsibility for the city’s water crisis.
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Line 5 sits on the lakebed of the Straits of Mackinac which connects Lakes Michigan and Huron. Advocates are worried about the risk of an oil spill in the lakes.