Great Lakes

"WASHINGTON — As expected, the U.S. House on Monday quickly passed legislation that moves to phase out the use of tiny synthetic particles known as microbeads, which are used in cosmetics and personal care products and can pose an environmental threat to the Great Lakes and other waterways." (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)

"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)

"LANSING — Since mid-2014, nine states have passed laws that will phase out the manufacture and sale of personal care products, like toothpaste and facial cleansers, that contain plastic microbeads." (Detroit Free Press)

"DETROIT, MI — A national environmental group claims in a lawsuit that every oil pipeline crossing a navigable inland water body in the United States is operating illegally due to an overlooked gap in federal regulations dating back 20 years." (MLive)

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