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Detroit News: Environmental groups sue U.S. Coast Guard over Great Lakes oil spill response plans

by Beth LeBlanc Two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Coast Guard for its admitted inability to respond adequately to a Great Lakes oil spill and, by extension, the lawsuit seeks to invalidate the response plans for facilities such as Enbridge, which operates Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in

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Toledo Blade: Lake Erie Foundation Seeks to Join Landmark Lawsuit

Lake Erie Foundation Seeks to Join Landmark Lawsuit  By Tom Henry The 500-member Lake Erie Foundation is the latest group trying to become co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit calling upon Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr to order the most comprehensive cleanup strategy for western Lake Erie. The foundation is a nonprofit formed in 2016

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Toledo Blade: Toledo, Oregon Become Parties to ELPC Lawsuit against US EPA for Stronger Lake Erie Protections

Toledo, Oregon Push for Stronger Lake Erie Protections By Tom Henry Toledo and Oregon have become parties to a lawsuit filed by two groups that calls upon U.S. District Judge James G. Carr to order the most comprehensive cleanup strategy for western Lake Erie, known as a total maximum daily load. The next court date

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The Blade: U.S. EPA Accused of Procedural ‘Sleight-of-Hand’ over Western Lake Erie Algae Cleanup Strategy

U.S. EPA Accused of Procedural ‘Sleight-of-Hand’ over Western Lake Erie Algae Cleanup Strategy By Tom Henry In the latest volley of a high-stakes lawsuit that could affect the future of western Lake Erie, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being accused of playing games and “once again engaging in [a] procedural sleight-of-hand” while also letting

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