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House Takes Up Controversial Minnesota Mining Bills

"Two controversial measures from Minnesota congressmen, both of which would ease the way for mining expansion in northeastern Minnesota, have divided the state’s congressional delegation while spurring a broader environmental debate in the U.S. House."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/30/2017

"Michigan Wants All Lead Pipes Replaced Within 20 Years"

"LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is planning to require the replacement of every underground lead service pipe in Michigan within 20 years while delaying by four years a deadline to implement the nation's toughest lead limit for drinking water, in the wake of the Flint lead crisis."

Source: AP, 11/29/2017

$5B Minnesota Suit Alleges 3M Chemicals Caused Cancer And Infertility

"Attorney General Lori Swanson says health and environmental damage totaled $5 billion. "

"The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M lead a rally in industrial companies, while banks are climbing along with interest rates.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/21/2017

"Emanuel Blasts EPA, U.S. Steel on Pollution; Plans To To Sue Company"

"After announcing on Sunday the city’s intent to sue U.S. Steel for polluting Lake Michigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the company and federal environmental regulators who’ve been “asleep at the switch” under the Trump administration."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 11/20/2017

SEJ's 28th Annual Conference, Flint, MI, Oct. 3-7, 2018

Environmental Journalism 2018, hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, is around the corner! Our conference provides journalists with the tools they need to hone the craft of writing and reporting in addition to providing insights into critical election-related issues, such as bridging the urban-rural divide. Sessions comprise local, national and global enviro issues. Tours are filling fast — register now to get the tour of your choice. See the draft agenda here or read speaker bios. Get your message to attendees: reserve display space (exhibit, advertise in the program booklet, host a reception or place an item in conference bags) or sponsor.

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