I Speak For The Fish: Are muskies still the readers’ favorite?

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I Speak for the Fish: Never underestimate a smallmouth

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Energy News Roundup: State senators advocate for ‘community solar’ projects, proposed natural gas plant gets renewed scrutiny

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Illinois 

Illinois EPA announces grants to fund energy efficiency assessments in areas of environmental justice concern — Southerner 

An Illinois program will provide $500,000 in grants to local organizations that make energy efficiency investments in environmental justice communities. 

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I Speak for the Fish: When a bass is not a bass

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PFAS News Roundup: Indiana senators scrap bill that would change definition of polyfluoroalkyl substances in favor of manufacturers

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Indiana

Manufacturer-friendly PFAS bill abandoned by Indiana Senate committee — Indiana Capital Chronicle

Indiana senators ditched a bill that would have changed the definition of toxic PFAS chemicals to exempt use by manufacturers.

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Energy News Roundup: Chicago organization to build geothermal heating and cooling in south side alleys

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Illinois 

Chicago launches climate lawsuit against oil industry — E&E News by Politico 

 Chicago files a lawsuit accusing six oil companies and a major industry group of waging a campaign to discredit climate science and misleading the public about the dangers of fossil fuels. 

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PFAS News Roundup: UW-Stevens Point researchers look to plants to solve PFAS contamination

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 Indiana  

Critics: Bill cutting protections from PFAS toxic chemicals a step backward for Indiana — IndyStar 

Hoosier lawmakers are advancing a bill to change the definition of PFAS — but only in Indiana.

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Energy News Roundup: Tribal leaders appear at a federal courthouse in Chicago to challenge Line 5

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Illinois 

A gold star for EV Readiness: Chicago-area program prepares communities for electric vehicle adoption  — Energy News Network 

A Chicago-area regional government agency offers communities a blueprint for upgrading electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

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I Speak for the Fish: Bringing muskie to the masses

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PFAS News Roundup: CDC encourages doctors to start testing for PFAS

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Michigan

PFAS contamination has grown in Michigan to the point that some Michiganders say … — Michigan Radio 

Michiganders have been talking about what kind of presidential leadership they would like to see on “forever chemicals.” 

PFAS, clean energy and EVs get funding in Whitmer budget plan, but enviros want transit prioritized — Michigan Advance 

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PFAS News Roundup: Researchers fear PFAS factory air emissions contribute to widespread contamination in North Carolina

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Indiana 

Bill to allow industry use of some toxic PFAS passes Indiana House  — WFYI 

A bill that would change the definition of toxic PFAS to exclude chemicals Indiana manufacturers want to continue using passed the House on Tuesday. 

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Energy News Roundup: Ohio bipartisan energy efficiency bill stalled by Koch-linked group

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Illinois 

Illinois lands $14.9M federal grant to expand electric vehicle charging network — Chicago Sun-Times 

Illinois lands a $14.9 million federal grant to install electric vehicle charging stations at 273 new locations, including 36 fast-charging stations. 

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I Speak for the Fish: The great seasonal flip

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Energy News Roundup: Line 5 approval is appealed by tribes and environmental groups

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Illinois 

Utility co-op aims to stay ahead of the power curve —  Southern Illinoisan 

A new Illinois law that took effect on Jan.

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Energy News Roundup: Community solar projects seen as key step toward energy justice in Illinois, Great Lakes offshore wind farm put on hold

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Illinois

Pritzker signs Illinois measure allowing new small-scale nuclear technology — St. Louis Public Radio

Illinois Gov.

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PFAS experts gather to address growing chemical crisis

In light of the ongoing PFAS crisis, stricter groundwater regulations were part of a Michigan statewide effort to protect resident’s health and improve water quality. This was before 3M corporation sued the state to invalidate these new rules. 3M prevailed in the lower courts and the state is currently awaiting a decision for an appeal filed with the Michigan Supreme Court.

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I Speak for the Fish: ‘Twas the night before Fishmas

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PFAS News Roundup: Wastewater is key contributor of ‘forever chemicals’ pollution, according to report

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Illinois

Forever chemicals’ toxic legacy at Chicago’s airports — Chicago Sun-Times

Firefighting foam containing PFAS contaminated groundwater under Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports, a military investigation found.

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I Speak for the Fish: Carp are crazy about corn

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PFAS News Roundup: How ‘forever chemicals’ affect the human body

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Michigan

EGLE establishes new surface water values for two additional PFAS chemicals — State of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has set human health water quality parameters, which measure the maximum substance concentrations before adverse health effects.

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PFAS News Roundup: Ridding groundwater of ‘forever chemicals’ with ultrasound, increasing PFAS monitoring in rivers

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Illinois

Forever Chemicals and Cancer Risk — Chicago Health Magazine

The managing partner at a Chicago-based law firm started getting calls from firefighters last year: men and women with kidney, prostate, and bladder cancers.

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Energy News Roundup: Vision for green energy in underserved communities, nationwide burst of clean energy jobs

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Illinois

Illinois wants Spire to show it shouldn’t be held in contempt over its embattled pipeline — St.

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PFAS News Roundup: Can we get rid of ‘forever chemicals’?

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Indiana

What to do if there are PFAS in your Indiana drinking water — Louisville Public Media

So far, Indiana Department of Emergency Management has found unhealthy levels of PFAS in 19 drinking water utilities.

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I Speak for the Fish: Mesmerized by minnows

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PFAS News Roundup: Impact of PFAS on farming, proposed cuts to the EPA

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Illinois
Farmer Claiming PFAS Pollution From Mine Sent to Arbitration — Bloomberg Law News

An Illinois appellate court on Friday ordered a dispute between a farmer and a mining company over alleged water pollution from firefighting foam used to extinguish a fire at a mining operation be settled in arbitration, reversing a lower court decision.

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Energy News Roundup: Opposition over solar development in Illinois, Excessive heat in Detroit

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Illinois

Will County solar boom not entirely welcomed — Herald-News

Some Illinois local officials say a recent state law limits their ability to block commercial solar developments amid landowner opposition.

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PFAS News Roundup: PFAS likely present in all major water supplies, Court rules against restrictions on PFAS in Michigan

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Energy News Roundup: Climate action plan in Illinois, Offshore wind project in Lake Erie

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Illinois

Wind, solar training facility opens in Bloomington — Pantagraph

Officials unveil a new technical training center in Bloomington, Illinois, that will train at least 100 people annually for wind and solar jobs.

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I Speak for the Fish – Giddy up sucker

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PFAS News Roundup: Clermont County village files lawsuit over forever chemicals, Home testing kits debut in Chicago

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Illinois

Home Water Quality Testing Kits For Lead, Copper And PFAS To Debut In Chicago — Forbes

The National Science Foundation is backing a pilot study by Northwestern University to develop and distribute water quality testing kits to Chicago-area residents.

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Energy News Roundup: Improvements coming to Michigan’s power grid, Congress can’t agree on climate spending

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Illinois

Chicago Mayor Receives Blueprint for ’Green New Deal’ to Address Environmental Justice — Inside Climate News

Advocates deliver Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson a local “Green New Deal” proposal that aims to tackle energy affordability, clean energy job opportunities, and environmental justice curricula in schools.

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PFAS News Roundup: Legislation introduced in Michigan, Ways to reduce your exposure

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

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PFAS News Roundup: First-to-market PFAS annihilator in Michigan, $42.4 million in claims against Wisconsin city

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

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I Speak for the Fish – Facing the wrath of a crayfish

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Energy News Roundup: Sulfur smell in Indiana, Minnesota Power launches solar project

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Illinois

Byron nuclear station, 12 taxing bodies reach settlement on EAV — Ogle County News

The owner of an Illinois nuclear plant reaches an agreement with surrounding taxing entities on how much it owes in property taxes, settling years of ongoing appeals.

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PFAS News Roundup: U.S. Military proposes health benefits to veterans, How to identify contaminated foam

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

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Energy News Roundup: Ohio law blocks solar energy development, Line 5 fight in Michigan continues

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Illinois

Largest solar farm in Illinois will help Chicago’s city operations meet climate goal — Energy News Network

About half of the output from Illinois’ largest solar project will be devoted to offsetting the city of Chicago’s municipal electric use when it’s completed in late 2024.

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PFAS News Roundup: Everyday items found contaminated, PFAS removal in Minnesota estimated to cost billions

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

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I Speak for the Fish — Searching for the elusive sculpin.

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Energy News Roundup: Minnesota leading in clean energy, coal plant closing in Michigan

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Illinois

Tax credits help lure solar-powered manufacturing plant, 60 new jobs to southern Illinois — Belleville News-Democrat

A new southern Illinois plant that will manufacture components for solar panels and electric vehicles also will be powered by a 15-acre onsite solar project.

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PFAS News Roundup: 3M being investigated for contamination, New safety bills introduced in Michigan

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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PFAS News Roundup: At-home blood test developed to detect PFAS earlier

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Energy News Roundup: $400 Million hydrogen fuel plant coming to Michigan, U.N. panel recommends shutting down Line 5

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Illinois

Jury convicts all four defendants in ComEd bribery trial — and fires a warning shot at Michael Madigan — Chicago-Sun Times

A jury finds all four defendants guilty of bribery conspiracy in a case involving former ComEd executives accused of arranging jobs, contracts and money for allies of former democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in exchange for favorable legislation.

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I Speak for the Fish – What’s the most popular freshwater fish?

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PFAS News Roundup: The Nation’s first “PFAS Annihilator” is now being used in Michigan

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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PFAS News Roundup: West Michigan is showing PFAS levels higher than the national average

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/05/pfas-news-roundup-west-michigan-pfas-levels-higher-than-national-average/

Kathy Johnson

Energy News Roundup: Line 5 negotiations in Michigan, funding for clean energy in Illinois

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Chicago’s Blacks in Green gets a major boost from a $10 million EPA grant — Energy News Network

Chicago’s Blacks in Green receives a five-year, $10 million U.S.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/05/energy-news-roundup-line-5-negotiations-michigan-funding-clean-energy-illinois/

Kathy Johnson

I Speak for the Fish: Eyeballing Walleye

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/04/i-speak-for-fish-eyeballing-walleye/

Kathy Johnson

I Speak for the Fish: Eyeballing Walleye

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/04/i-speak-for-fish-eyeballing-walleye/

Kathy Johnson

PFAS News Roundup: Questions about the EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule, answered

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.

Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Original Article

Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/03/pfas-news-roundup-questions-about-the-epas-nationwide-pfas-rule-answered/

Kathy Johnson