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Freshwater Future Weekly: July 30, 2021

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July 30, 2021 This week: Indigenous Activists Journey with A Totem Pole Across the US Calling Attention to Environmental Issues + Public Comments Requested on Asphalt Plant Proposed Near Flint, Michigan + Drought in Minnesota Drying Up Creeks and Wells + Federal Bill to Regulate Forever Chemicals Passes the U.S. House + Training Builds Skills […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: July 23, 2021

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THIS WEEK: PolyMet Mine in Minnesota Again Facing Permit Issues + In Erie, Pennsylvania Toxic Algae is Causing Warnings for Dogs + Ontario Awards 44 Grants Through Great Lakes Local Action Fund + Maine Becomes the New Leader After Banning PFAS + Action Needed: Comments on National Lead and Copper Rule + Waterspouts on Lake […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: July 16, 2021

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THIS WEEK:  EPA Employees Accuse Supervisors of Changing Scientific Reports to Downplay Chemical Risks + Action Needed: Comments on National Lead and Copper Rule + Maumee Dumps Unsanitary Sewer Water in the Maumee River + Research Suggests Grazing Relationship Between Zebra Mussels and Toxic Algae EPA Employees Accuse Supervisors of Changing Scientific Reports to Downplay Chemical Risks Employees of […]

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U.S.EPA Seeks Public Comments for Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Posted on July 15, 2021 by

In June, the Biden administration delayed the implementation of the Trump Administration’s federal lead and copper rule (LCR) until December 2021 to seek additional public comments and potentially revise the Trump Administration’s LCR. Along with the delay, the U.S. EPA launched a public commenting period, holding roundtable discussions in 10 locations across the U.S. They are also […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: July 9, 2021

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THIS WEEK:  Bringing Water Filter Stations to Benton Harbor Schools + Legislation Would Force Air Force Bases to Swiftly Cleanup Toxic Pollution + U.S. EPA Administrator, Michael Regan Tours the Flint Community Lab + UPDATE: Community Actions Helped–Saginaw Delays Water Shutoffs + Freshwater Future Featured in Water Justice Publication Bringing Water Filter Stations to Benton Harbor Schools     […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: July 1, 2021

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THIS WEEK:  Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants + Federal Infrastructure Funds Targeted for Water Systems in Michigan + 750 Homes Losing Water After Water Shutoff Moratorium Expired + Campaign Targets Boaters to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups with Project Grants to provide […]

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Freshwater Future Announces Project Grant Recipients – Spring 2021 Cycle

Posted on June 30, 2021 by

This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups with Project Grants to provide financial assistance for projects that promote water protection. These grants range from $500 to $5,000 and were awarded to community groups working to promote river, lake, shoreline, wetland, groundwater, and drinking water protection within the Great Lakes Basin. Listed are our five […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: June 25, 2021

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: Toledo Water Council and Junction Coalition Collaborative Successes + Freshwater Future’s Own Jill Ryan Speaks at Bay View + Federal Review of Line 5 Pipeline Will Be In-Depth Environmental Analysis + Judge Blocks Golf Course Permit, Preserving Wetlands and Dunes on Lake Michigan + Benton Harbor and Highland Park Speak to USEPA to Get Lead Out […]

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Toledo Water Council Makes Progress on Water Affordability

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

By Alexis Smith, Freshwater Future Staff Member and Junction Community Resident In 2018, the City of Toledo pushed through a plan to regionalize governance of the Toledo water utility that sells water to suburbs at wholesale prices and substantially increases water rates for residents living in the City. Toledo rates are expected to increase by […]

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Judge blocks golf course permit, preserving rare ecosystems in Wisconsin

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

On May 28th, 2021, a Wisconsin judge denied the Kohler Co.’s request to reinstate a development permit for a golf course, previously granted to them from Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2017. The Friends of Black River Forest challenged the permit decision claiming that the environmental impact statement was incomplete and had some […]

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