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Freshwater Weekly: April 27, 2020

Posted on April 27, 2020 by

April 24, 2020 This week: Gov. Whitmer’s Water Service Restoration Order Reports Are Available Online + Weak EPA Means More Water Pollution + Environmental Group Finds Elevated PFAS Levels In Creek Sediments + 10-Years Later, Still No Cleanup Plan at Air Force Base + Ignoring COVID-19, Enbridge Wants to Move Forward With Line 5 + […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: April 21, 2020

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April 17, 2020 This week: Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis + Vermont Finds PFAS In Groundwater Due To Fertilizer Treatment + Developer Implodes Coal Plant Smoke Stack, Covering Little Village in Dust + Port Huron Upgrades Sewer System Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis Numerous municipalities […]

Freshwater Weekly: April 13, 2020

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April 10, 2020 This week: Water Service Update During COVID-19 + New Law Mandates Indiana Schools Test for Lead Contamination + Lakes Levels Still Breaking Records + Does Your Organization Qualify for CARES Act Help? Water Service Update During COVID-19 The pandemic revealed the importance of water access and the harmful impacts of water shutoffs.  […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: April 7, 2020

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April 3, 2020 This week: Water Service Restoration Update + COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities + Federal Judge Allows Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Gov Snyder to Proceed + Flint mayor announces city-wide curfew effective April 2nd Water Service Restoration Update Michigan: Whitmer orders that homes’ water service be restored amid […]

News Alert: Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP

Posted on April 1, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tiana Starks tianastarks@ts2consulting.com (248) 361-1617 Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP Statewide #TurnWaterOn Collaborative Responds to Governor Gretchen’s Executive Order Detroit, MI (April 1, 2020) – Michigan residents and public health experts are calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality.

Posted on March 25, 2020 by

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality. Now more than ever, people need access to clean and safe water to protect themselves and stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The number one recommendation from medical experts in […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on March 22, 2020 by

March 20, 2020 SPECIAL EDITION:  Water Issues During COVID-19 Dear Community Partners, During this unprecedented crisis, Freshwater Future’s main priorities are to ensure the safety of our Great Lakes communities and partners and to help sustain public health and well-being. All of us and our families will be dealing with different levels of social, economic […]

Great Lakes Days: Drinking Water Priorities 2020

Posted on March 14, 2020 by

PRIORITIES FOR ENSURING ACCESS TO CLEAN, SAFE, AFFORDABLE, & RELIABLE DRINKING WATER FOR US RESIDENTS Recommendations from Great Lakes Community Leaders—March 2020 Freshwater Future and our partners from communities around the Great Lakes visited Federal Representatives in Washington, D.C. to inform them of concerns and needs to address water safety, toxins in water, and affordability. […]

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