Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Mine May Open Next Year as Last-Chance Appeal Languishes"

"As a tribe awaits resolution of a last-chance appeal to stop mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, an international company is moving closer to production. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has challenged a state permit that allows sulfide mining to extract copper and nickel on public lands in the Upper Peninsula."

Source: EHN, 10/07/2013

Kalamazoo River: "Public Health Report on 2010 Oil Spill Released"

"MARSHALL, Mich. -- People who canoe on, or wade or swim in, the Kalamazoo River near Marshall in southwestern Michigan are not expected to suffer any long-term harm from chemicals left in the water when an oil pipeline burst in 2010, according to a state report."

Source: AP, 10/01/2013

Indiana OKs BP Wastewater Permit Requiring Major Mercury Reductions

"WHITING -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half."

Source: NW Indiana Times, 09/26/2013

"Governor, Chippewas Battle Over Mine"

"ODANAH, WIS. -- While laughing children bob in kayaks along the sandy shores of Lake Superior, their somber parents hunch over picnic tables talking about their wild rice, their water, their fish and their way of life. Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians worry about what is to become of their lake, a life source for their people."

Source: USA TODAY, 09/09/2013

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