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Detroit Free Press OpEd: Hey Michigan, use VW Settlement Money to Buy EV Buses for Schoolchildren

  Hey Michigan, Use VW Settlement Money to Buy EV Buses for Schoolchildren OpEd By Toby C. Lewis and Janet McCabe In Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder and state officials have an opportunity to help kids get a healthier start to their school day by purchasing clean electric school buses to replace dirty, diesel-powered school buses

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Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Protect Drinking Water Near Quarries Before There’s a Crisis

Sun-Times Editorial Board Illinois does not need another case of rubble trouble. Last week, the Associated Press reported that 80 percent of old Illinois quarries that allow the dumping of concrete and other demolition waste have higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results. That’s a wake-up call. State authorities had better take action

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Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Toxic Leak into Lake Michigan Should Not Have Been a Secret. ELPC’s Learner says “The EPA is supposed to play the role of watchdog.”

  Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Toxic Leak into Lake Michigan Should Not Have Happened It’s a new day for the environment, and not in a hopeful sense. A steel company’s request to Indiana authorities for “confidential treatment” when it dumped toxic metal into Lake Michigan last month is a worrisome sign that under the Trump

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Toledo Blade Editorial: There is More than One Strategy for Lake Erie

Editorial  When you really, really want to be sure your pants won’t fall down, you go with the belt-and-suspenders strategy: You put on a belt, but in case a belt is not going to be enough to keep your pants up, you’ve got your suspenders. The same can be said for strategies to clean up

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