The “temporary insanity” defence is nothing if not sensational.
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
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…
Indigenous water protectors from Great Lakes tribes and their supporters are calling on a federal agency to fully review and reject a Line 5 project in northern Wisconsin, which they say would be “an act of cultural genocide” if permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Read the full story by the Michigan…
Even though the Great Lakes ice-breaking season has ended, some members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation are continuing to push for funding for a new heavy icebreaker on the Great Lakes to reduce shipping delays during the winter months. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story…
President Joseph Biden nominated Southfield, Michigan attorney Gerald Acker to be commissioner and chair of the International Joint Commission, a binational group that regulates uses of the Great Lakes and other waters shared by the U.S. and Canada. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story Tags: Detroit, Michigan, Daily News
An Indigenous tribe in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the impacts of legacy mining waste and other pollutants. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
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.
A man wanted by London police was caught trying to sneak into the U.S. atop a freight train, American border officials say. Agents on the Michigan side of the Canada-U.S. border saw an individual riding on top of an inbound freight train from Windsor to Detroit Sunday and contacted Canadian Pacific Railway, requesting that the […]
Thanks to $20,000 earmarked by Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be looking at the Two Rivers Harbor located on Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shore to determine federal interest in further studying the harbor’s infrastructure. Read the full story by Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News
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.
Provincial police are investigating after officers say they found a drone carrying a bag filled with several handguns in Lambton County – a device they believe was flown into Canada from the U.S. Lambton OPP were notified of a large drone stuck in a tree along the St. Clair River river near Port Lambton about […]
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