"Fish that have the potential to devastate the Great Lakes ecosystem may be just a few miles from Lake Michigan."
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"The Environmental Protection Agency is working to clear contaminated soils from a former recycling business site in Wayland [MI]."
"The two rivers that converge at Marietta [OH] are among the 10 most polluted in the country, according to a new environmental report."
"Congress approved legislation Thursday that includes $475 million to restore the Great Lakes by combating invasive species, cleaning up highly polluted sites and expanding wetlands."
"Congressional negotiators reached a deal Tuesday that would effectively exempt 13 ships that haul iron ore, coal and other freight on the Great Lakes from a proposed federal rule meant to reduce air pollution."
"An Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would compel [Great Lakes] vessels to burn cleaner fuel and upgrade their engines has sparked a furious behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign that has come to a head this week, pitting congressional Democrats against a Democratic administration as lawmakers allied with Midwestern and Alaskan shippers pressure the EPA to back down and protect jobs."
"Michigan’s 19 coal-fired power plants will need to install technology to reduce mercury emissions by 2015, according to new rules finalized this week."
"The Obama administration is cracking down on BP as the oil company overhauls its massive refinery in northwest Indiana, one of the largest sources of air pollution in the Chicago area."
"Twenty-five northeast Indiana schools violated the Safe Drinking Water Act over a 15-year period, according to data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."