Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Fearing More Spills, 114 Groups Demand Halt to Ohio Pipeline Project

"The activists also called on federal regulators to 'initiate an immediate review of horizontal drilling plans and procedures on all open pipeline dockets.'"

"More than 100 local and environmental groups are demanding federal regulators immediately halt all construction on Energy Transfer Partners' Rover gas pipeline after a series of environmental violations, including a massive spill that fouled sensitive wetlands in Ohio with several million gallons of construction mud.

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/18/2017

U.S. Blocks Major Pipeline After 18 Leaks And A 2 Million Gallon Spill

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has curtailed work on a natural-gas pipeline in Ohio after the owner, Energy Transfer Partners, reported 18 leaks and spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling materials."

Source: Washington Post, 05/11/2017

Outrage After Flint Sends Foreclosure Warnings Over Tainted-Water Bills

"Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths."

Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2017

Ohio Lawmakers Add Provision That Could Open State Parks To Fracking

"Ohio legislators took a step toward allowing fracking in state parks, adding a provision in a pending budget that would strip the governor of the ability to control the issuing of licenses for the oil and gas drilling practice that has raised environmental concerns."

Source: Reuters, 05/04/2017

Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water Problems

"A technology competition seeks solutions to Lake Erie's biggest problems, including harmful algae blooms and aging water systems. Teams in cities around the region are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and consulting services to create apps and other tools."

Source: NPR, 04/25/2017

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