Environment

federal legislation introduced aimed at preventing oil spills in the great lakes

Federal legislation introduced aimed at preventing oil spills in the Great Lakes

Michigan Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation to strengthen federal pipeline safety measures and mandate better oil spill cleanup methods. The new legislation is called Preventing Releases of Toxic Environment Contaminants Threatening Our Great Lakes Act – called PROTECT for short. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story Tags: Contaminants, Michigan,…

water executive tells cities to get creative when it comes to replacing lead service lines

Water executive tells cities to “get creative” when it comes to replacing lead service lines

Water executive tells cities to “get creative” when it comes to replacing lead service lines

Lynn Broaddus has little patience for cities who focus on the reasons why they can’t replace lead service lines.

She understands that finances are a big part of the problem but says too often cities focus on the barriers, instead of what’s possible.

Broaddus is the recent past-president and now a trustee with the international group Water Environment Federation, a non-profit focused on increasing the awareness of the impact and value of water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

epa canada commemorate water quality agreement anniversary

EPA, Canada commemorate Water Quality Agreement anniversary

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault have issued a statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Read the full story by the WaterWorld Magazine. Read the full story Tags: Water, Climate Change,…

easier ride for fossils but 9 1b in climate funding as ottawa releases 2030 plan

Easier Ride for Fossils, But $9.1B in Climate Funding as Ottawa Releases 2030 Plan

Easier Ride for Fossils, But $9.1B in Climate Funding as Ottawa Releases 2030 Plan

By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix 

This story originally appeared in The Energy Mix and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

The fossil and transportation sectors get a relatively free ride and electricity producers do the most to decarbonize in the much-anticipated 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan released March 29 by Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Freezing rain, heavy winds loom for London area: Environment Canada

Be careful out there, it’s slippery. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning Wednesday morning for London, Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County. Expect as much as four millimetres of freezing rain and strong winds from the east that could gust up to 70 kilometres/hour throughout the morning. The freezing rain could lead to icy […]

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