Category: Environmental Justice

States Lead the Way in Regulating Certain PFAS Due to Lack of Action at the Federal Level

Posted on November 4, 2020 by

Per- and polyflourinated substances (PFAS) can be found just about everywhere these days. Some of the first products that used PFAS were non-stick cookware.  PFAS can now be found in such items as clothes and shoes, carpets, couches, food wrappers, fire fighting foam and so much more. It also is found in our air, soil, […]

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Provides Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

Posted on October 29, 2020 by

There are an estimated 6.1 to 9.3 million lead service lines – pipes carrying drinking water – across the country. Ohio is second in the nation for lead service lines at an estimated 650,000 lead service lines carrying water to families’ homes, second only to IL. While it is unclear how much money it will […]

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City of Toledo Receives EPA Grant to Utilize Artificial Intelligence to Identify Lead Water Lines

Posted on October 1, 2020 by

For years, Junction Coalition, a Toledo Community Organization, has partnered with Freshwater Future to tackle water related issues such as: lead service lines, harmful algae blooms (HABS), water disconnection, and many more water-related disparities that directly and indirectly impact minority and low-socioeconomic communities the most. Now, these groups and others are partnering to tackle lead […]

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Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy’s Defense for Clean Water

Posted on September 18, 2020 by

Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy As They Continue To Tell PolyMet “No!” Freshwater Future applauds WaterLegacy as they continue to defend Minnesota water quality standards from industry rollbacks to protect the environment and people within the community from a controversial mine project. WaterLegacy has developed a cohort of partners from indigenious tribes and food gatherers to […]

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Environmental Justice is More Than Just Us: The Continued Quest for Freedom

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

Reflecting on Juneteenth and the Environmental Movement Crystal M.C. Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Director for Policy and Strategic Engagement July 19, 2020 The sounds of vibrant fireworks, smoky barbecues and patriotic parades make people across the nation excited about celebrating the 4th of July and our nation’s freedom from Great Britain’s rule. However […]

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Session Presentations

Posted on June 25, 2020 by

All About Water Session Presentations Pleas find below all of the available presentations given during each webinar session. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Dr. Peter Hammer: The Historic Harm, Inequities, & Water Affordability: Rates, Race, & Infrastructure Dr. Sujata Shetty: Equity and Water Affordability: Toledo Poverty Study Dr. Hope Bland: Systemic Racism: What is […]

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Freshwater Weekly: June 15th, 2020

Posted on June 15, 2020 by

June 12, 2020 This week: Speaking Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry +No Water Service Restoration Chicago+ Anishinaabe Lead on Adapting to Climate Change + Michigan Senators Introduce a Bill to Protect Waterways and Public Health Speaking of Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry Freshwater Future staff member Brandon Tyus expressed his reactions […]

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