Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Eyes on President-elect

Dems say they will hold Trump to promises on Flint

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly tours Flint's water treatment plant Wednesday afternoon, September 14, 2016. DALE G. YOUNG

Detroit News


Michigan and federal leaders say they will hold President-elect Donald Trump to promises he made to help fix the nation's infrastructure, including Flint's lead-tainted pipes. "My hometown cannot wait any longer for their Congress to step up and help them. I will work with Republicans and Democrats, including President-elect Trump, to make sure the people of Flint get the resources they need to recover," said U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint. Twp.


Algae-choked Lake Erie designated as 'impaired'


Michigan has designated its portion of the Western Lake Erie Basin as an impaired watershed under the Clean Water Act following a harmful algal bloom that scientists say was more toxic than last year. Groups have lobbied for the designation, which opens the door to stronger protections, enforcement measures and funding to energize efforts to fix the chronic algae problem.


Report: Mississippi River's health improving

St. Cloud Times

A report on the health of the Mississippi River contains some good news, but also highlights some emerging threats that pose a risk to its water quality, aquatic life and recreational value. The 2016 State of the River report includes a number of measurements of the river's health, from how well its fish and wildlife are thriving to the types of pollutants found in its waters.

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