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Michigan has reviewed soil and sediment sample data collected in follow-up to the recent Midland and Saginaw area flooding event and are not recommending additional soil clean-up or management requirements beyond those already in place. Read the full story by WEYI – TV – Flint, MI.
A legal battle has been brewing surrounding a Michigan couple seeking to protect their home from high waters and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, over “water’s edge” jurisdiction. Read the full story by UpNorthLive.
Island communities stay open and resilient for tourism amidst adjusting to a season with added precautions surrounding COVID-19. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
A nuclear reactor along Lake Erie lost offsite power on Wednesday night as a result of a mayfly swarms, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Read the full story by WOIO-TV – Cleveland, OH.
Northern Wisconsin oil pipeline reroute panned in public hearing; opponents say risk to water, climate too great
Citing threats to the climate as well as the land, water and residents, dozens of people urged environmental regulators to prevent a Canadian company from rerouting an oil pipeline through northern Wisconsin. Read the full story by Wisconsin State Journal.
The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team today announced it has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to municipal airport operators to support monitoring and testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Lansing, MI.
One of many abolitionist Great Lakes captains using their vessels to aid the Underground Railroad, James Nugent captain of the schooner Home, listed as an operator in “The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom,” aided runaways from Detroit to Canada; the wreck of Home can still be found in the waters of Lake Michigan. Read the full story by USA TODAY.
Gov. Tony Evers announced $1.5 million in grants to both protect and improve Great Lakes resources across Wisconsin’s coastal communities through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. Read the full story by WSAW-TV – Wausau, WI.
The House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects. The measure also would reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and protect access to safe drinking water by investing $25 billion in a state revolving fund. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
The first round of herbicide treatment to remove Invasive Eurasian watermilfoil in northwest Michigan’s Crystal Lake has been postponed to allow the watershed association to answer some questions raised about the treatment. Read the full story by Laredo Morning Times.