In 2013, the Presque Isle Bay Area of Concern (Lake Erie, Pa.) was delisted, the first since GLRI was launched in 2010. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding has been used to complete all necessary remediation and restoration actions at three additional Areas of Concern: Waukegan Harbor (Lake Michigan, Ill.), Sheboygan Harbor (Lake Michigan, Wis.), and Ashtabula River (Lake Erie, Ohio). Environmental monitoring is ongoing at those Areas of Concern to assess their eligibility for delisting. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding is also being used to accelerate cleanup work in all of the other remaining Areas of Concern on the U.S. side of the border. … [Read more...] about EPA Announces Removal of Two Toxic Hotspots on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan from Binational List
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In August, Oklahoma’s Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Michigan’s Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, and several tribal payday loan companies operating under the protection of those tribes sued the New York State Department of Financial Services for an injunction enjoining the Department from pressuring banks to reject their transactions. The Tribes argue that their ability to conduct lending is a matter of “economic and social survival,” that lending is an economic development activity over which tribes maintain inherent sovereignty, and that Congress has expressly exempted Indian tribes from state regulation in the Dodd-Frank consumer protection legislation. … [Read more...] about States and Consumers Battle Tribal Payday Lenders
Finally, the Court reversed the district court's decision to preclude the Trustee from seeking recovery under the Additional Documents, which contained waivers of sovereign immunity independent from the Indenture. The Court remanded the issue to the district court for further proceedings regarding the Trustee's ability to amend its complaint to assert legal and equitable claims under the Additional Documents, thereby preserving a potential action to seek repayment of the $50 million loan under an alternative theory not involving the Indenture. However, the Court also questioned the Trustee's standing to assert such claims suggesting that, with a void indenture, the bondholder investor might have to assert the claims directly rather than through the Trustee. … [Read more...] about Lake of Torches Appellate Decision: “Management Contracts” Are Still a Burning Issue in Tribal Gaming Financings
The group had wanted to go straight the Supreme Court to save time and money, according to lawyer Allen Miller. Still, he said, he was pleased to have a place to argue the case. … [Read more...] about State Supreme Court passes on case challenging Views on Fifth development in Olympia
But not everyone thinks change is for the better. For the 40th straight year, the powers that be at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, have come out with a List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. … [Read more...] about Which words would you banish, if you could?