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Freshwater Future Weekly: August 27, 2021

Posted on August 27, 2021 by

August 27, 2021 This week: Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event + Ontario and U.S. residents share why #WeAreLakeErie + Upgrades Require Temporary Change in Flint Water Supply + Water is Life Festival, Saturday September 4th   Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event Freshwater Future’s staff and […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 20, 2021

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August 20, 2021 This week: Attention Water Advocates: Apply for Freshwater Future Grants by September 30 + Hope for Chicago Residents through Utility Bill Relief + Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Speak for Wetland and Stream Protections + State Updates Pellston, MI Community on PFAS Contamination Investigation + Genetic Control Methods Studied to Reduce Invasive Mussels Attention Water Advocates: […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 13, 2021

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This week: Water System Infrastructure Included in $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill + Utility Debt Relief Will Help Keep Water on as COVID Surges + Lake Erie Challenge + New Sail Drones Used to Collect Data on Great Lakes + Grant Webinar on August 18 + Water is Life Festival on September 3 Water System Infrastructure Included in $1 Trillion […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 6, 2021

Posted on August 10, 2021 by

August 6, 2021 This week: Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source + August Means Toxic Algal Blooms + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on August 18th + Climate Change in the Great Lakes + Updates on Issues Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source Flint, Michigan’s water source will be changed to its backup source for up […]

Take Action – Call your Congressional Members today and urge them to pass the Maintaining Access to Essential Services Act

Posted on August 9, 2021 by

On August 6, 2021, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit) introduced the House version of Maintaining Access to Essential Services, which would eliminate water, electric, and internet household debt. The bill, if enacted into law, would provide $13.5 billion for private and public water utilities in the form of low-interest loans that can become grant dollars […]

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 […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 23, 2021

Posted on July 23, 2021 by
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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 […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 16, 2021

Posted on July 16, 2021 by

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 […]

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

Posted on July 15, 2021 by
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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 […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 9, 2021

Posted on July 9, 2021 by

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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