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As Canada leans on an international treaty to keep oil flowing through Line 5, Michigan Native American tribal leaders want the Biden administration to acknowledge that the pipeline’s fate affects their treaty rights, too.
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As the Line 3 pipeline cuts across Native lands in northern Minnesota, the project has brought not just jobs but controversy and discord into the most intimate spheres of spirituality, family and community.
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The new version of the law restores protections that were removed by the previous government in 2012.
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The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has awarded $3.7 million to efforts to restore the Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior. The money is going toward a dredging operation.
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Some beaches are closed along Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana after authorities say a chemical spill into the Little Calumet River caused fish to die in the area.
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Amidst concerns about Canadian mining company Aquila Resources’ Back Forty Mine is doubt regarding the safety and reliability of its proposed upstream tailings dam.