1st Friday Focus On The Environment: Lake Erie Algal Blooms and Flint Water
Warmer temperatures may lead to even bigger algal blooms on Lake Erie this summer. Meantime, Flint, MI is still without a safe water supply, three years after lead contamination was discovered. WEMU's David Fair gets the latest on those issues in his conversation with Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Toxic Algae/Lake Erie
news/2017/06/19/state-plan- combat-harmful-algae-blooms- lake-erie-needs-work-critics- say/403700001/
story/news/local/michigan/ 2017/07/02/lake-erie-algae- bloom-projections/103383716/
- MLCV&MEC report commissioned re: Environmental Funding in MI and US:
assets/uploads/2017/06/2017- Environmental-Programs-Budget- Analysis-2-1.pdf
news/local/michigan/flint- water-crisis/2017/06/28/ michigan-lawsuit-flint- drinking-water/435591001/
story/news/michigan/flint- water-crisis/2017/06/28/water- lawsuit/103253904/
Other regional/national context
- Clean Water Rule: https://www.washingtonpost.
com/news/energy-environment/ wp/2017/06/27/trump- administration-to-propose- repealing-rule-giving-epa- broad-authority-over-water- pollution/?utm_term=. e25d65cb4be5
- Clean Water Rule: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: http://www.freep.com/story/
news/local/michigan/2017/06/ 15/epa-head-praises-great- lakes-program-his-agencys- budget-eliminates/401576001/
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: http://woodtv.com/2017/07/03/
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