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Tribes welcome infusion of money in infrastructure bill
- by The Associated Press

President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion deal earlier this week that includes about $11 billion in benefits for Indian Country, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. About one-third of that, $3.5 billion, will go to the Indian Health Service, the federal agency tasked with providing healthcare for more than 2 million Native American and Alaska Natives.

How the Ski Industry Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Climate Activism
- by Eos

An interview with the president of the International Ski Federation, Gian Franco Kasper, made its way around the Internet faster than locals flocking to the first chair on a powder day. In the 2019 interview, Kasper told a Swiss newspaper that he preferred working with dictators to environmentalists and that there is no proof of “so-called” climate change.

Pipes and Ports – Episode 1031
- by GLN Editor

Greener shipping in Indiana, the Benton Harbor lead crisis and water safety in Ontario.

Regulators seek to suspend Trump rule on railway natural gas
- by The Associated Press

The rule, which was backed by both the natural gas and freight rail industries, had already been on hold because several environmental groups and 14 states filed lawsuits challenging it.

Judge keeps Michigan oil pipeline case in federal court
- by The Associated Press

The clash over whether Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 should continue operating raises issues “under consideration at the highest levels of this country’s government” involving a U.S.-Canada treaty and federal pipeline safety regulation, U.S. District Judge Janet Neff ruled.

Erie Hack Finals: Is Lake Erie’s most pressing water problem toxins, agriculture or infrastructure design?
- by Natasha Blakely

Erie Hack is a “multi-month innovation challenge” that encourages people from the U.S. and Canada to pitch their ideas for new ways and technologies to help Lake Erie, with prizes of $30,000 and $15,000 at stake for the winner and runner up.

Q&A: New EPA Great Lakes administrator talks Benton Harbor, infrastructure, AOC cleanup
- by Gary Wilson

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.

I Speak for the Fish: Teamwork, smooth swimming and other lessons from Great Lakes fish
- by Kathy Johnson

In this month’s column, Kathy Johnson talks about the tips she’s learned for navigating the waters from fish like walleye, sturgeon and gobies.

4 unexpected places where adults can learn science
- by The Conversation

Modern society benefits when people understand science concepts. This knowledge helps explain how cryptocurrency works, why climate change is happening or how the coronavirus is transmitted from person to person.

Program to help Benton Harbor residents with water bills
- by The Associated Press

The federally-funded program is designed to help households that have had water disconnected or are facing disconnection pay to have it restored. That includes other potential related costs including trash, cable and internet, according to the Michigan Department of Human Services and Benton Harbor.

Benton Harbor residents sue city, Michigan over drinking water crisis
- by Bridge Michigan

Benton Harbor residents are suing the city and state of Michigan, alleging that government leaders violated their constitutional rights with their response to the city’s three-years-long water crisis.

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation
- by The Associated Press

A judge on Wednesday approved a $626 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by Flint residents who found their tap water contaminated by lead following disastrous decisions to switch the city’s water source and a failure to swiftly acknowledge the problem.

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