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Juvenile lake sturgeon to be released into Flint River

Sep. 15, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 125 juvenile lake sturgeons will be released into the Flint River as part of a program to re-establish the fish in the Saginaw Bay watershed. The release will take place Saturday at the Mott Park Recreation Area in Flint. The Cass, Shiawassee and Tittabawassee rivers also are part...

Sacramento investigates contamination of American River

Sep. 13, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper investigation finds part of the American River in Sacramento contains high levels of E. coli bacteria, a sign of fecal contamination. The Sacramento Bee says this week that E. coli was found along the lower stretch of the American, where homeless camps line the banks,...

Inmates say drinking water is contaminated with sewage

Sep. 13, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Connecticut prison inmates has asked a federal judge for bottled drinking water, alleging the tap water at the Osborn Correctional Institution is tainted with bacteria found in sewage. The inmates say they are forced to drink foul water while guards bring their own bottled...

The Latest: EPA revokes water protection regulation

Sep. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to revoke an Obama-era clean water rule (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and wetlands would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and...

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the...

Judge: Suit over farm pollution of Raccoon River may proceed

Sep. 12, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups by allowing a lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams to move forward. Judge Robert Hanson in a ruling filed Wednesday said Iowa Citizens For Community...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 9, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ Work should continue to improve imperfect college admissions The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 7 Trying to make up for deep-seated inequality in American society without being unfair to any one individual is no easy task. No one knows this...

Nevada state panel upholds permit for huge open pit mine

Sep. 4, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Environmental Commission rejected conservationists' appeal Wednesday of a water pollution control permit granted last year for a huge open-pit mine critics warn could pollute the state's precious groundwater for centuries. The Great Basin Resource Watch had urged the state...

The Latest: State upholds water permit for huge Nevada mine

Sep. 4, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a bid by environmentalists to get Nevada to rescind a water permit for a mining project they say would create an acidic open-pit lake that could pollute groundwater for hundreds of years (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Nevada's state Environmental Commission has rejected...

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwards, 92, discharged from hospital

Sep. 4, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been discharged from the hospital after an overnight stay. A spokesman for the 92-year-old Edwards said he was discharged Wednesday evening from Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Edwards was hospitalized Tuesday. His daughter said...