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How does a $641 million Flint water settlement get to residents? Attorneys give answers
- by Flint Beat

Attorneys involved in the Flint Water Litigation provided an overview of the $641.25 million water settlement Nov. 23 on the City of Flint Facebook page.

Enbridge sues Michigan over Line 5 shutdown order
- by Bridge Michigan

The energy company announced Tuesday it has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to block Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from moving forward with plans to shut down Line 5 by May.

Michigan politicians ran on water problems. Activists want money for fixes.
- by Bridge Michigan

Water advocates say they plan to push state and federal lawmakers for more funding to address PFAS, lead line replacement, and other water issues. But the COVID-19 crisis could make budget dollars scarce.

Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line 3 permit
- by The Associated Press

In a release from its St. Paul office, the Corps said it determined the Line 3 project “is compliant with all federal laws and regulations.”

Drinking Water News Roundup: Wisconsin sets caps for 22 contaminants, lead pipes more likely in POC communities
- by Grace Dempsey

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Legal Translation: Environmental attorney explains the latest on Enbridge Line 5 news
- by GLN Editor

Environmental attorney Nick Schroeck answers GLN questions about the new Enbridge Line 5 legal action. Will it stop the pipeline?

PFAS News Roundup: Michigan health study, Wisconsin deer and fish, possible impact on COVID-19 vaccine
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Watching the Waters – Episode 1020
- by GLN Editor

Lake levels rise, COVID’s in wastewater and invasive species weave new food webs.

Quiz: What Great Lakes invasive species are you?
- by Natasha Blakely

Since the 1800s, at least 25 non-native fish species have entered the Great Lakes.

Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 million
- by The Associated Press

“This settlement agreement is just one of the many ways we will continue showing our support for the city and residents of Flint,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

As Great Lakes pummel Michigan, beach towns rush to set development rules
- by Bridge Michigan

Facing widespread coastal damage amid record high water levels, some lakeshore communities are rethinking policies that allowed people to build too close to the water.

Campus Clues to COVID-19: Sewage testing key to detecting early infections
- by GLN Editor

Explore our national map of stories about universities testing campus wastewater to catch potential COVID-19 outbreaks.