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Ferry supporters seek coal ash dumping exemption (UPDATE)

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A provision approved by the U.S. House would allow the nation’s last coal-powered steamship to continue dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan after a grace period ends next year. ...

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Senators push for new St. Croix bridge (UPDATE)

By Jack Zemlicka A new legislative plan to build an approximately $700 million, four-lane bridge across the St. Croix River could set a dangerous precedent for future developments in other protected areas, environmental advocates say. The recently introduced St. Croix ...

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Lawmakers clash over St. Croix bridge proposal (UPDATE)

By Jack Zemlicka Legislators in Wisconsin and Minnesota revived plans this week to construct a four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River, despite ongoing environmental concerns tied to the project. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced a bill Tuesday that ...

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Bridge to never? Debate heats up over St. Croix River span

By MARY DIVINE St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alaska had its Bridge to Nowhere. It’s starting to look as though Minnesota and Wisconsin might be planning the bridge to never. Progress on building a $668 million ...

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