Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Michigan AG Will Move To Shut Pipeline In June If No Deal"

"Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will move in June to shut a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with operator Enbridge, saying the state is in “great peril” the longer the oil continues to flow under a sensitive waterway."

Source: AP, 05/31/2019

"Trump EPA Backs Away From Smog Breaks For Foxconn, Indiana Steel Mills"

"When the Trump administration exempted parts of the Chicago area last year from federal limits on lung-damaging smog, it delivered a huge financial break to steel mills, chemical plants and other industries that are some of the region’s biggest polluters."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/29/2019

"Army Corps Approves $778M Plan To Block Asian Carp Advance"

"The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with too little to eat."

Source: AP, 05/27/2019

EPA Experts Objected to ‘Misleading’ Agency Smog Decision, Emails Show

"Newly released emails show that Environmental Protection Agency scientists raised strong objections to a 2018 decision by Scott Pruitt, who was head of the agency at the time, to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog."

Source: NY Times, 05/27/2019

"Air Pollution: Emails Link Flip-Flop On Illinois Smog To Pruitt Deputy"

"The director of Illinois' environmental agency abruptly reversed positions last year on a key air quality compliance recommendation after being contacted by Clint Woods, the deputy head of EPA's air office, according to public records cited in federal court litigation."

Source: Greenwire, 05/17/2019

Is Your Local Landfill Leaking Methane?

It’s a good case for the global-local nexus: The potent greenhouse gas methane may be leaking from your local landfill. And this week’s TipSheet explains the latest news developments in this long-standing controversy, as well as policy disputes over capturing the gas. Plus, get story ideas and questions to ask for your local reporting.

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As Ohio Nuclear Bill Advances, Dems Seek To Raise Renewable Standard

"A second version of legislation in Ohio designed to subsidize the operation of two nuclear power plants appears to have the same limitations on renewable energy development as the first version."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 05/07/2019


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