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Federal Great Lakes restoration program should focus on protection and flexibility, says Ojibwe leader-
While the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has done great work and provided funding for many projects, its effectiveness might be undercut by an outsized reliance on metrics and lack of flexibility.
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Pennsylvania is eligible for $245 million. Other significant amounts include $75 million for Illinois and $46 million for Ohio.
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A judge awarded about $40 million Friday to the lead attorneys in a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and property owners whose water was contaminated with lead, but millions in additional legal fees will also be carved out as claimants get paid.
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What’s happening in the Great Lakes during those long, frigid months when they’re often covered partially or completely with ice? A casual observer — and even experts — might be inclined to say, “Not much.”
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services “determined that prolonged consumption of the beef from this farm could increase PFOS levels in the human body,” a news release said.
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The Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform features 40 projects representing nearly $4.5 billion in investment opportunities, including household energy efficiency retrofits, coal mine reclamation and solar development.
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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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Drinking Water News Roundup: New Illinois water quality bill, Minnesota mine lease canceled, Ontario’s wetland filtration-
Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Already, 20% of adults nationally say they don’t drink tap water — filtered or not — up from 14% before the Flint crisis, according to a study of federal survey data.
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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.