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Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others-
The Michigan Supreme Court threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal.00
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Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine-
“The proposed mineral withdrawal aims to prevent further negative environmental impacts from future mining operations.”
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From ‘carp’ to ‘copi’: unpopular fish getting a makeover-
Turning carp into a popular household and restaurant menu item is one way officials hope to rein in a decades-old invasion threatening native fish, mussels and aquatic plants in the Great Lakes.
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State: Chemical company likely source of Flint River spill-
Authorities focused on a chemical company as the likely source of a spill that has left a dark oily sheen for miles on the Flint River.
Several thousands of gallons of oily material in Flint River-
Several thousands of gallons of an oil-based, dark black material with a petroleum smell spilled into the Flint River in Flint, authorities said Wednesday.
APNewsPFASPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeThe StatesU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWisconsin
Wisconsin Republicans allow PFAS standards to take effect-
Wisconsin Republicans will allow regulations Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration developed to control pollution from a group of chemicals known as PFAS to take effect.
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Coast Guard: Oil spill closes shipping on St. Mary’s River-
An oil spill temporarily closed shipping traffic on the St. Marys River between Ontario and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
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Climate-driven flooding poses well water contamination risks-
While many private wells provide safe water, the absence of regulation and treatment afforded by larger municipal systems may expose some users to health risks, from bacteria and viruses to chemicals and lead.
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Pennsylvania public water utilities say Senate bill will force up rates-
Legislation criticized by opponents as a vehicle for-profit water companies to take over municipal water authorities in Pennsylvania by imposing expensive regulations on them passed the Republican-controlled state Senate.
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Wisconsin judge leaves PFAS regulation ruling on hold-
Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren said because of the importance and impact of his ruling, it made sense to keep it on hold while the state Department of Natural Resources appeals.