Author: Mitch Barrows

Press Release: Some in Muskegon County have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals Called PFAS, But May Not Know It

Posted on August 31, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Some in Muskegon County have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It August 28, 2018 Muskegon, MI – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 29th, 2018

Posted on June 29, 2018 by

This week: Coastal Flooding Study + PFAS Report + Ontario Walking Back Climate Commitment + Trump Order May Affect Great Lakes Ocean Policy Reversal by President Trump May Affect Great Lakes An executive order, signed June 19th, declares a new national policy to “ensure that Federal regulations and management decisions do not prevent productive and […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 22nd, 2018

Posted on June 22, 2018 by

This week: Michigan Ballast Water Bill + 2019 GLRI Funding in Senate Bill + Michigan Approves New Lead Rules + Foxconn Legal Challenge Moves Forward Michigan Residents: Tell Governor Snyder to VETO H.B. 5095 and Save Invasive Species Protections Michigan House Bill 5095 eliminates the state’s strict ballast water standards that protect Great Lakes waterways […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 15th, 2018

Posted on June 15, 2018 by

This week: U.P Mineral Lease + Water Affordability + Algae Forecast + Line 5 Poll Freshwater Future Calls on Michigan DNR to Deny UPX Mineral Lease in Upper Peninsula UPX Minerals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian mining company Highland Copper, is seeking to lease more than 3,800 acres of State-owned minerals in Iron and Marquette […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 8th, 2018

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

This week: House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill + Senator Harris Introduces Affordability Bill + Michigan Sulfide Mine Secures Last Permit + EPA to Host Great Lakes Public Engagement Sessions U.S. House Passes Water Bill With Measures for Effort Against Asian Carp in the Great Lakes The Water Resources Development Act passed the U.S. House of […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 1, 2018

Posted on June 1, 2018 by

This week: Foxconn Diversion Challenged + Ontarians Disapprove of Water Extraction Permits + Flooding Study Moves Forward + 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species Diversion of Lake Michigan Water for Foxconn Factory Challenged The Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA)—representing Milwaukee Riverkeeper, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Minnesota Center for Environmental […]

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Freshwater Weekly — May 25, 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

This week: 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species + Lake Erie Algae Forecast + Michigan Close to Passing Stricter Lead Standard Happy Memorial Day! Freshwater Future wishes you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We hope you have the chance to get out and enjoy our Great Lakes waterways. We love hearing from residents […]

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Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest invasive species news and to receive opportunities to take action. Be sure to share this list with your friends and family in need of a nudge, a reminder, or a back-to-basics invasives education. 1. Clean, Drain, and Dry We know, cleaning your boat or watercraft […]

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Freshwater Weekly – May 18, 2018

Posted on May 18, 2018 by

This week: White House suppresses water pollution report + infrastructure funding + Clean Water Rule + Michigan relaxes mining rules Action Alert: Forty Members of Congress Co-Sponsor New WATER Act Known formally as the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability Act, the bill would provide $35 billion/year indefinitely to expand access to safe and affordable […]

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