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Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today.
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EPA: Two toxic hot spots in Michigan will take longer to clean up than many others in Great Lakes states-
The pace of repairing the damage in the most toxic hot spots of the region is going to speed up dramatically.
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Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.-
Three of the Great Lakes states are first, fourth and eighth for states with the highest mileage of dirty rivers and streams, according to the report.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a challenge by environmentalists over portions of a lower court ruling involving a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
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Grassroots leaders of successful fights against coal plants and petcoke are taking the lead: “Communities must have a way to be involved in a permitting process that is really broken,” one said.
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The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office indicated it might seek removal of a judge expected to preside over a criminal case in which he has ties to the defendant — the state’s biggest gas driller.
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Navigating her boat toward a wooden platform floating in an idyllic New Hampshire lake where “On Golden Pond” was filmed, biologist Tiffany Grade spotted what she had feared.
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Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the company of violating an earlier deal.
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‘Something has to be done’: Living along Madison’s Starkweather Creek, one of Wisconsin’s most polluted waterways.-
In 2019, Wisconsin’s Starkweather Creek contained higher levels of PFOA and PFOS — two more scrutinized types of PFAS — than any other waters the Department of Natural Resources tested that year. At the creek’s Fair Oaks Avenue crossing, the DNR detected levels of PFOS at 270 parts per trillion and PFOA at 43 ppt.
DetroitEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature DetroitFeature HomepageIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentJohn HartigLatest NewsMichiganNews-
In this month’s column from writer John Hartig, evidence of environmental injustice can be found nearly everywhere in southwest Detroit. A recent study looked at the impact of noise pollution in particular on the community.