House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Ohio lawmakers near vote on speeding up lead-water alerts

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A proposed overhaul of how Ohio cities deal with lead in drinking water would force public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press