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PFAS News Roundup: End of Chevron deference may intensify drinking water contamination by further delaying PFAS cleanup, experts warn | Great Lakes Now

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PFAS News Roundup: End of Chevron deference may intensify drinking water contamination by further delaying PFAS cleanup, experts warn

In an article by the Wisconsin Examiner, legal experts cited the myriad of ways the Supreme Court ruling on Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which overturned the Chevron deference, will likely harm future PFAS litigation. The decision came just days after a group of utilities and chemical companies filed three lawsuits in the U.S.

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As climate change alters lakes, tribes and conservationists fight for the future of spearfishing | Great Lakes Now

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As climate change alters lakes, tribes and conservationists fight for the future of spearfishing

By Melina Walling and John Locher, Associated Press

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Chilly nights on northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage don’t deter 15-year-old spearfisher Gabe Bisonette. He’s been learning the Ojibwe practice for so long now that when his headlamp illuminates the eye-shine of his quarry, he can communicate the sighting to his dad with hardly a word.

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This SCOTUS decision may make it harder to protect Michigan air and water | Great Lakes Now

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This SCOTUS decision may make it harder to protect Michigan air and water

This article was republished here with permission from Planet Detroit.

By Brian Allnutt, Planet Detroit

  • The Supreme Court Chevron decision overturned a federal law principle requiring courts to defer to agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous laws.
  • The ruling could jeopardize federal rules designed to address things like PFAS pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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