Documents that the federal EPA tried to keep confidential show that its staffers criticized how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine, and concluded that the permit would violate federal
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The state DNR already recommends limiting intake of fish from most of the state’s 15,000 lakes because of mercury.
Project eyes erosion-prone gullies where conservation fixes would improve water quality, habitat.
DETROIT — A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure cleared the committee last week and now goes to
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — The Finger Lakes are getting almost $900,000 in federal funding to help battle invasive species. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Environmental Protection Agency is awarding almost $600,000 to the Finger Lakes
Lakes reportedly so contaminated with road salt that they’ll no longer support native fish and plants within three decades.
The algae blooms in recent years have contaminated drinking water supplies, turned the waters an unsightly shade of green and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.
The illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs