"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will audit the state of Michigan's drinking water safety program in the wake of Flint's water crisis, which found lead in the city's water system." (Detroit Free Press)

'WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after the release of a landmark report on alternatives for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, federal officials told members of Congress on Wednesday it could be another four years before recommendations for stopping the invasive species at a key chokepoint outside Chicago are ready. " (Detroit Free Press)

"WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Sunday urged the Obama administration to take “immediate action” to respond to the threat of Asian carp after U.S. Fish and Wildlife said the species has been found 12 miles nearer to Lake Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)


So far, residents say they’re not sold on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill. Last night, the EPA held the first of two round table discussions on the proposal.

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service again confirmed Thursday that small fish may be pulled along by barges going past electrical barriers, reigniting concerns that young Asian carp could be transported into the Great Lakes despite the barriers intended to keep them from migrating north out of Chicago waterways." (Detroit Free Press)