AP

jury cant reach verdict in engineers flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

By Ed White, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, known as LAN, were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge a return to a regional water supplier.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

to reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones the us needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.

(THE CONVERSATION) Midsummer is the time for forecasts of the size of this year’s “dead zones” and algal blooms in major lakes and bays. Will the Gulf of Mexico dead zone be the size of New Jersey, or only as big as Connecticut?

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

wisconsin court conservative holdover can stay on dnr board

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board may remain on the panel indefinitely in a far-reaching decision that leaves Democratic Gov. Tony Evers all but powerless to seat any of his appointees who need legislative approval.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the state’s high court Monday to weigh in on a legal battle over Pennsylvania’s plan to charge power plants for their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection appealed lower court rulings that temporarily block the Wolf administration from implementing its carbon pricing policy, under which power plants fueled by coal, oil and natural gas are required to buy a credit for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

wisconsin court bats down challenge to kohler golf course

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

By Harm Venhuizen, Associated Press/Report for America

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled June 30 that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Opponents said the ruling will make it much harder for the public to challenge decisions of state agencies.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

feds issue draft assessment that could doom minnesota mine

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a draft environmental assessment Thursday to lay the foundation for a proposed 20-year moratorium on copper-nickel mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Formally, the proposal would “withdraw” from new mineral leasing for 20 years about 352 square miles within the Rainy River watershed in the Superior National Forest around the town of Ely.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

End of content

End of content