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war ship prepped to start its career in duluth

War ship prepped to start its career in Duluth

The hulking, nearly 400-foot war ship USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is scheduled to be commissioned into the Navy during a ceremony Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s the first U.S. Navy vessel to dock in the port since 1993. Read the full story by The Bemidji Pioneer. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Saturday

duluth area great lakes restoration projects funding announced

Duluth area Great Lakes restoration projects funding announced

More than $100 million in funding for restoration to portions of the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota, was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday. A large portion will be funded through President Biden’s infrastructure law, which will accelerate long-awaited work in St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior. Read the…

nonprofit report points to outdated clean water act for the miles of polluted rivers across the u s

Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.

Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.

In 1972, the federal Clean Water Act proclaimed an ambitious goal – “fishable, swimmable” waters across the U.S. by 1983. Today, just over half of assessed river and stream miles across the U.S. remain too polluted for swimming and recreation, aquatic life, fish consumption, or as drinking water sources.

That assessment comes from a newly released report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a non-profit group founded in 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys.

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16 states that want to electrify usps fleet file lawsuits

16 states that want to electrify USPS fleet file lawsuits

16 states that want to electrify USPS fleet file lawsuits

By David Sharp, Associated Press

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet.

Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the states and environmental groups in New York and California, ask judges to order a more thorough environmental review before the Postal Service moves forward with the next-generation delivery vehicle program.

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