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Q&A: New EPA Great Lakes administrator talks Benton Harbor, infrastructure, AOC cleanup-
Sites like the Detroit River will benefit from the billion-dollar windfall, says new Region 5 administrator Debra Shore. Shore also defends Michigan’s actions in Benton Harbor.00
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Q&A: Doctor who exposed Flint’s lead levels sees similarities in Benton Harbor water crisis-
Great Lakes Now talked to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha about lead, Flint and Benton Harbor.
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Q&A: Climate, equity and diversity top priorities for new national non-profit executive-
Great Lakes Now talked to the new Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Manish Bapna on a range of topics, including electric-powered vehicles, drinking water shutoffs, the fixation on economic growth, and equity and diversity issues.
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Question of Diversion: Great Lakes governors group silent on future water threats-
Drought in the west, changing political dynamics could provide long-term challenges for the Great Lakes.
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Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities-
The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.
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Big Convener: Watershed councils provide critical support across municipal boundaries-
Great Lakes Now talked with Rebecca Esselman, executive director of the nonprofit Huron River Watershed Council, about the role of watershed councils in conservation, and government-community partnerships.
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Environmental Justice: Michigan’s goal is to be a national leader-
Michigan public advocate talks to Great Lakes Now, saying Michigan wants to lead, play a role in Biden’s environmental justice plan.
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Spotlight on Infrastructure: Policy executive talks new Biden plan, definitions of infrastructure-
A Chicago policy executive talked to Great Lakes Now about the Biden infrastructure plan and what a full partnership with the federal government could mean.
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Priority Shift: Great Lakes exec moves environmental justice to top of list-
Ending water shutoffs, redefining a restored Great Lakes displace legacy issues for president of the nonpartisan nonprofit Alliance for the Great Lakes.
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Excited about Biden: Detroit advocate hopeful on environmental justice progress after decades of inertia-
Michelle Martinez, acting executive director and statewide coordinator for Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, spoke to Great Lakes Now about her history with Detroit, environmental justice and the new president.