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New national authority for Great Lakes region proposed by Ohio Congresswoman-
Ohio’s Marcy Kaptur renews call for a federal Great Lakes Authority to bring steady funds for clean up, economic development and local projects in the region.00
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What Michigan can do as global report details ‘closing window’ on climate-
Climate change is irreversibly damaging global ecosystems, economies and human health and wellbeing, according to a landmark report, and experts say Michigan won’t emerge unscathed.
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Billions Flow to Water Systems from Federal Pandemic Relief Funds-
Passed nearly a year ago, the American Rescue Plan Act is injecting needed funding into aging water and sewer infrastructure.
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Biden to follow State of Union address with Wisconsin trip-
President Joe Biden travels to Wisconsin next week, the day after delivering his State of the Union speech in Washington.
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Risky Drinking Water Pathogen Has Outsized Effect on Black Americans-
A new analysis shows that rising Legionnaires’ disease cases disproportionately affect Black Americans and people living in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England.
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Biden: Infrastructure plan gives $1B for Great Lakes cleanup-
The $1 billion for the Great Lakes from the bipartisan measure, combined with annual funding through an ongoing recovery program, will enable agencies by 2030 to finish work on 22 sites designated as among the region’s most degraded.
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Interior Department approves $1B to clean up abandoned wells-
There are over 3 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And Interior officials say that wells have been exposing millions of people to air and water pollution for decades.
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Biden’s First Year: An infrastructure win, but climate and justice plans struggle-
After a year of wins and losses for the Biden administration, environmental law attorney Nick Schroeck talks policy, climate, environmental justice, Line 5, and what it all means for the Great Lakes in this Q&A.
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Some communities in Michigan opt out of fluoridation-
Even as community water systems are praised by the state for maintaining fluoride levels, others are still holding out.
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Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality-
Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says.