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Michigan officials are working to iron out the details of a $2.5 billion spending plan focused on replacing lead water lines, improving the safety of dams and installing filtering systems in schools. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Northeast Wisconsin Water is launching a new watershed program to implement conservation practices that help improve water quality, including reducing sediment and runoff. Read the full story by WFRV-TV – Green Bay, WI.
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur presented her Great Lakes Authority Proposal, a plan for the nation’s largest pool of skilled and experienced production workers and the world’s largest supply of fresh water, at a field hearing of the House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Read the full story by The Morning Journal.
COMMENTARY: Congress should act to fund removal of aging lead water pipes in Wisconsin and elsewhere
A recent report on blood lead levels in U.S. children highlights the urgent need for congressional action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better House reconciliation package, both of which include funding for cities to remove lead water lines that threaten the health of Wisconsin’s children. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A film made by Michigan United Conservation Club and the National Wildlife Federation will focus on Michigan’s outdoor traditions and economy are at risk due to the impacts of a changing climate on the landscape. Read the full story by Midland Daily News.
Nestle Waters North America dropped its permit for a massive water withdrawal expansion in Michigan late last month but still plans to withdraw smaller amounts from the area. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Officials at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority announced Thursday morning that the city’s Clure Public Marine Terminal can now handle much larger volumes of international shipping containers coming by water. Duluth is now one of two ports able to receive this size of shipments on the Great lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway, the other being Cleveland, Ohio. Read the full story by WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN.
Michigan’s NotMISpecies webinar series, sharing current information about invasive species and what’s being done to address them returns with 10 new sessions focused on emerging threats, new research and technology, educational opportunities and “how-to” tips for managing invasives in your backyard. Read the full story by WGLQ – Escanaba, MI.
It is time for President Joe Biden to step up and support Michigan Governor Whitmer’s decision to decommission Line 5. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The Klode Park Beach shoreline in Whitefish Bay has been restored 2 years after it was damaged by a severe winter storm
Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has restored its Lake Michigan shoreline nearly two years after a severe winter storm damaged the beach at Klode Park. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.