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Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

The Flint Water Plant water tower is stands in March 21 in Flint, Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement on Thursday. The deal must still be approved by a federal judge.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

A proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and residents of the impoverished, majority-Black city of Flint who were harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the city, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday.

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Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects (UPDATE)

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, on July 14,. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the environment and ensuring there is public influence on major projects.

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Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

A sign stands on Jan. 9 to mark the presence of a buried oil pipeline under a corn field in rural Milford, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, a black resident of Texas' oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and others Tuesday in urging the Trump administration to drop a proposed rollback that they said would silence disadvantaged people battling big polluters.

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