Category: Drinking Water

Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Undermines Clean Water

Posted on February 14, 2018 by

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget leaves our nation’s water imperiled. Cutting EPA’s budget would devastate its ability to enforce water pollution laws and regulations, help states clean up polluted water bodies, protect groundwater, restore beaches and coastal areas, oversee compliance with drinking water standards, and provide assistance to water systems. The Trump administration claims to […]

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Clean Water for All

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

Across the Great Lakes states and beyond, organizations are coming together to defend federal laws that protect our water from contamination. Organized in response to the Trump administration’s June 2017 proposal to eliminate key federal protections for U.S waters and the Great Lakes, the Clean Water For All campaign has been working hard to ensure that community […]

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Michigan Proposes Stricter Standard on Lead, Replacing Lead Pipes Statewide

Posted on December 12, 2017 by

Image: From left to right, a lead pipe, a corroded steel pipe, and a lead pipe treated with protective orthophosphate. In the wake of the Flint Water Crisis and an increasing amount of attention being paid to the nation’s degrading infrastructure, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has put forth a proposal to lower the […]

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We Need Your Help — Clean Water Protections Under Threat By Trump EPA

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

The vast majority of Americans—Republicans and Democrats—want the EPA to safeguard the streams that provide us drinking water and the wetlands that filter drinking water, protect communities from floods, and provide habitat for wildlife. Instead of listening to the will of the people, Scott Pruitt and President Trump’s EPA are proposing a plan that would […]

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Michigan Governor Appoints State Official Criminally Charged in Flint Crisis to New Public Health Panel

Posted on November 22, 2017 by

LANSING, MI — On November 20th, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his appointment of Dr. Eden Wells to lead a new Public Health Advisory Council. Dr. Wells is Michigan’s chief medical executive and one of fifteen current and former government officials facing prosecution for their role in the Flint water crisis. Wells was in court […]

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A Great Lakes Water War: Nestlé, the Great Lakes Compact, and the Future of Freshwater

Posted on September 18, 2017 by

Each day, 4.8 million bottles of water leave Nestlé’s packaging plant in Stanwood, Michigan and  end up neatly stacked one-by-one in gas station coolers across the Midwest. If you’ve sipped from an Ice Mountain-branded bottle in the last decade, you’ve sampled a tiny fraction of the 3.4 billion gallons that’s been pumped from nine wells […]

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Take Action: Say No to Nuclear Waste Site on Lake Huron

Posted on August 31, 2017 by

Tell Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Wynne, and Minister McKenna (Environment and Climate Change) to reject the proposed nuclear waste site on the shore of Lake Huron. Take action here (U.S.) and here (Canada).  Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) much maligned and delayed plan to build a nuclear waste depository near the shore of Lake Huron hit […]

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Tell President Trump’s EPA to Keep Clean Water Protections

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

The Trump administration recently announced a major legal step toward repealing an Obama-era regulation designed to limit pollution in 60% of the nation’s bodies of water. The rule, known as the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, would have extended existing federal protections of large bodies of water (under the 1972 Clean Water Act), […]

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The State of Michigan Says Flint’s Water Is Safe

Posted on July 28, 2017 by

Note: Freshwater Future recommends that all Flint residents take advantage of the state’s water testing and water filter programs. As a Flint resident, you may have your water tested by the State for free, and you are entitled to free faucet filters and replacement cartridges. Filters are vital for any faucet that is used for […]

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