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Former GM Warren Transmission plant site may be redeveloped

Jan. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The Warren City Council will consider incentives for a developer to demolish the former General Motors Warren Transmission plant and build 2 million square feet of new facility space that could bring hundreds of jobs, Mayor Jim Fouts said. GM sold the 117-acre...

Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence of ex-officer

Jan. 23, 2022 11:21 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and nine-year prison sentence of a former Newark police officer in alleged kickbacks to the former head of the city’s scandal-ridden water corporation. Janell Robinson, 46, was sentenced a year ago on mail...

Work begins managing water rights on Flathead reservation

Jan. 23, 2022 08:19 AM EST

RONAN, Mont. (AP) — After seven years of work and controversy, the Flathead Water Compact officially got in gear managing one of the Flathead Indian Reservation’s most valuable assets. On Thursday, four new board members took their seats and outlined the rules for granting,...

Maryland sues Baltimore over wastewater plant discharges

Jan. 22, 2022 16:39 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The state of Maryland has sued Baltimore over what is considers excessive pollution discharges from a pair of wastewater treatment plants, saying repeated issues stand to upset efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay over the next few years. The lawsuit, filed in...

Wolves attracted by cow carcasses kill Oregon herding dog

Jan. 22, 2022 12:23 PM EST

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Wolves attracted to six unburied cow carcasses at an eastern Oregon ranch killed a herding dog, wildlife officials said. Brian Ratliff of the Oregon Department of Fish and Game said the wolves killed the 40-pound (18-kilogram) herding dog on Friday about 150...

Candidates sought for New England fishery council vacancy

Jan. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy for the state on the New England Fishery Management Council. The council is one of eight regional councils in the United States. It's charged with conserving and managing fishery resources off the...

Exchange: Rio Verde Foothills homes to lose water source

Jan. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EST

RIO VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Flooding rains have eroded the roads here until they resemble desert washes, but they still will carry you to someone’s version of paradise. The roads curl past multi-million dollar homes, lead to sprawling ranches and take people to views once thought impossible to see...

$600M for water projects gains support, but senators pause

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to use the bulk of federal coronavirus relief funding on water and sewage projects has so far met little opposition in the state Senate, but a powerful committee on Friday withheld its approval to vet the proposal further. ...

US, Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

Jan. 21, 2022 15:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste that fouled rivers with a sickly yellow...

Officials: Florida manatees eating lettuce in pilot program

Jan. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manatees at risk of starvation because native seagrass is dying due to water pollution have for the first time started eating lettuce under an experimental feeding program, Florida wildlife officials said Friday. The test facility on the east coast's...