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Press Release: Some in Kinross Charter Township, MI and Village of of Walloon in Charlevoix County, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on October 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 Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS October 31, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes […]

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Lake Erie Impairment Designation is Good, but Lawmaker Action Still Needed to Fix the Problem

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

By Adam Rissien As Principal of Land Ethic Consulting, LLC., Adam assists those dedicated to improving our natural world. He offers a range of services, and brings a demonstrated history of protecting public lands, improving fish and wildlife habitat, safeguarding streams and clean drinking water, advancing agricultural policy reforms, and working to secure a clean […]

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Senate Bill Would Repeal Clean Water Act Protections Against Invasive Species

Posted on April 17, 2018 by

UPDATE: We successfully garnered enough support to stop this bill moving forward. Thank you to our Great Lakes Senators!   The United States Senate is poised to vote on the Coast Guard Authorization Act as early as this week. In its current form, the bill exempts ballast water pollution from Clean Water Act protections. Ships […]

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Freshwater Weekly — April 13th, 2018

Posted on April 13, 2018 by

This week: Flint + Trade Wars and Water Quality + New Plan for Lake Huron This Week’s Action: Michigan Halts Free Bottled Water for Flint Last Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the State will cease shipments of free bottled water to Flint residents affected by the water crisis, despite widespread distrust of and […]

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Freshwater Future Visits Washington D.C for Annual Great Lakes Day

Posted on March 22, 2018 by

Freshwater Future staff recently traveled to Washington D.C for Great Lakes Day—an annual convening at which residents, grassroots groups, and environmental organizations educate Congress about policies and funding to sustain and improve drinking water infrastructure and conservation programs. More than 120 groups traveled to the capital to meet with members of congress from their respective […]

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Federal Agencies Question Back Forty Sulfide Mine Permit

Posted on March 14, 2018 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Fish and Wildlife Service sent a joint letter to the state of Michigan identifying key deficiencies in the wetlands permit submitted by Aquila Resources for the proposed Back Forty mine. The proposed sulfide mine would be located on the Michigan side of the Upper […]

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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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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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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Posted on November 30, 2017 by

Bill also cuts agency funding, rolls back Clean Water Act protections * * * WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 21, 2017)—The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations yesterday released its funding bill for the Department of the Interior, EPA, and other related agencies.  The bill provides:         $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to clean up toxic […]

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Michigan Senate to Consider Regulating “No Greater Than the Feds,” Hand Over Protection of Clean Air and Water to Trump Administration

Posted on October 5, 2017 by

Click here to find your Senator and tell them to vote no on the Senate’s version of House Bill No. 4205. The Michigan state House voted in May 57 to 50 in favor of a bill (HB-4205) designed to restrict the ability of state agencies to create regulatory rules that are stronger than federal standards. If passed […]

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  • Communities are suffering from a lack of clean and affordable water. The #DirtyWaterRule will increase water rates… https://t.co/1Jeku07THp
  • Michigan PFAS Rules Public Meetings & How to Submit Comments - Dates and Locations Announced:… https://t.co/h6o8VhNhhi
  • Pollution from CAFO animal waste contributes to toxic algae and threatens public health. Click the link to let… https://t.co/QzYkyx4iTt
  • Ohio to test 1500 municipalities for PFAS, but not moving forward drinking water standards for these toxic chemical… https://t.co/XhrOrAPo7R
  • Congress has an opportunity now to protect our kids from toxic chemicals, like #PFAS, that are linked to serious he… https://t.co/gvREXofLS2

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