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Congress Launches Investigation Into Gas Drilling Practices

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Large natural gas companies pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel-based fluids into the ground.

Congress Holds Hearing to Debate Closing Chicago-Area Locks

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A Great Lakes expert warned that closing off the canals that link Chicago is the only way to keep invasive species out

Michigan Takes Asian Carp Fight Back To the Supreme Court

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Attorney General files a new brief to sever ties between Lake Michigan and carp-invested Chicago canals.

Wisconsin City Makes Its Case for Diversion of Great Lakes Water

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City officials in Waukesha, Wisconsin spelled out why they need Great Lakes water to replace their radium-contaminated city water wells Thursday, and why tapping into the world’s largest freshwater supply makes more sense than drilling more wells.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Mississippi’s Claims against Memphis

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The United States Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit claiming that Memphis is pumping too much water out of a shared aquifer, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Legal Battle Over Asian Carp in the Great Lakes Heats Up

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The White House responds to calls for a Great Lakes summit to protect the lakes and their $7 billion sportfishing industry from the invasive species.

Supreme Court Declines To Wade Into Asian Carp Fight, Worrying Great Lakes Governors

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DNA tests indicate the invasive species may already have entered Lake Michigan.

Protecting the Future of Chicagoland’s Drinking Water

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Chicagoland planners have drafted an ambitious plan to secure the region’s water supply through 2050, in the face of a booming population and its increased demand on the finite resource.

Asian Carp Knocking at the Great Lakes’ Door; Michigan Attorney General Seeks To Slam It Shut

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New threat reopens century-old legal battle over diversion of Great Lakes.

Texas Water District Continues Legal Battle for Oklahoma Water

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A U.S. District judge gave the water district one month to clarify its case for claiming Oklahoma’s water sale ban is unconstitutional.

Decades-Long Water War Amongst Southern States May Be Near an End

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A recent meeting by the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida may help break a long-running dispute over how much water the Atlanta region can use and the source for that water.

Peter Gleick: Stealing Water from the Future - California's Massive Groundwater Overdraft Newly Revealed

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A NASA report summarizing data collected from new satellites confirms what most water observers have known for a long time. Massive amounts of groundwater are being sucked out of California's Central Valley groundwater aquifers -- unreported, unmonitored, and unregulated.