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drinking water news roundup lead levels increase in flint water businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Illinois:

  • Sludge containing forever chemicals spread on Illinois farmland – Chicago Tribune

Sewage sludge is contaminating thousands of acres of northeast Illinois farmland with toxic “forever chemicals,” a Chicago Tribune investigation found.

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Energy News Roundup: Indigenous communities take lead on energy projects, climate bill defeat impacts solar production

Energy News Roundup: Indigenous communities take lead on energy projects, climate bill defeat impacts solar production

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Illinois:

  • Piatt County to consider amending wind-farm ordinance – The News-Gazette

The Piatt County Board in central Illinois is reviewing amendments to its wind energy regulations to provide more protection for drainage districts prior to approval of a new 300 MW wind farm.

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all water should be tested for pfas peril wisconsin dnr says

All water should be tested for PFAS peril, Wisconsin DNR says

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recommended that all water systems in the state be tested for PFAS chemicals. The DNR is providing free, voluntary sampling projects for municipal water systems across the state. Read the full story by WKBY-TV – La Crosse, WI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Wisconsin

environmentalists say wisconsin failed to fully review an oil pipeline projects risks the epa agrees

Environmentalists say Wisconsin failed to fully review an oil pipeline project’s risks. The EPA agrees.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the lead state agency for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, permitting the $450 million project and in December, released a draft environmental review of the company’s plan. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s review failed to fully analyze the ways in which the project could harm…

state outdoors operations emerge stronger after the pandemic brief the initial surge of covid 19 restrictions has led to growth at and newfound interest in state recreation sites

State outdoors operations emerge stronger after the pandemic Brief: The initial surge of COVID-19 restrictions has led to growth at and newfound interest in state recreation sites.

State outdoors operations emerge stronger after the pandemic Brief: The initial surge of COVID-19 restrictions has led to growth at and newfound interest in state recreation sites.

By James Proffitt

Spring 2020 saw almost all recreational activities come to a screeching halt: youth sports, fitness centers, bars and restaurants, theaters and virtually all public venues were closed. State parks, their visitor centers, campgrounds and restrooms were shuttered, too. Even school recesses and all the classes that surround them, were gone.

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drinking water news roundup 8 million illinoisans get drinking water backup reservoir used in indiana gov whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

By Tynnetta Harris

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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.

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