Biden climate team: “Hard work ahead” to rebuild climate efforts-
Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the government’s ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.00
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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA-
Under President Donald Trump, the EPA has slashed support for some programs and regulatory protections benefiting disadvantaged communities.
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Explainer: Who regulates U.S. drinking water, and how?-
Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.
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Citizen Excellence: Sandy Wynn-Stelt receives EPA award for efforts to combat PFAS-
Wynn-Stelt is featured in Great Lakes Now’s documentary, “The Forever Chemicals.”
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EPA Region 5 refutes internal watchdog report finding possible major issues in record keeping-
The Office of Inspector General report found a “lack of effective internal controls” in record keeping that could affect litigation and information requests.
Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic-
AP’s two-month review found that waivers were granted in more than 3,000 cases.
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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Ohio nuclear bailout repeal, Minnesota coal plants, Georgian Bay hydroelectric plant-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s headline roundup.
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Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters-
When the EPA’s administrator was in Michigan and Wisconsin last month, he described the administration as a friend of an initiative to clean up the Great Lakes.
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PFAS News Roundup: Potential COVID-19 connection, DOD bill, Michigan lakes and rivers with PFAS foam-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.