Author: Ann Baughman

Case Studies: Water Justice Toolkit

Posted on July 8, 2021 by

Excerpts from American River’s “Water Justice Toolkit: A Guide to Address Environmental Inequities in Frontline Communities” CLEAN AND SAFE WATER GUIDE (Page 30) COMMUNITY CASE STUDY: WORKING WITH RESIDENTS TO ENSURESAFE DRINKING WATER When a municipality issues an advisory on elevated lead levels in drinking water, residents are alarmed and looking for answers. Is my […]

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Menominee Tribal Chair Editorial–‘The risk is too great’ for proposed mine

Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Published with permission from Douglas Cox, Chairman of the Menominee Tribe Dear Editor, The Menominee Tribe has repeatedly voiced concerns to Michigan environmental regulators about the proposed Back Forty Mine. Aquila Resources, the Canadian mining company behind the mine, has failed to submit the information required to determine the likely impacts of the mine from […]

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Freshwater Weekly, July 4, 2019

Posted on July 3, 2019 by

July 4th, 2019 This week: Lead Pipe Replacements for Chicago Residents + Flint Officials Still Liable + Rising Water Levels Caused by Spring Rain, NOT Plan 14.    Lead Pipe Replacements for Chicago Residents? The City of Chicago may soon be forced to replace lead-pipes for thousands of residents, according to a recent decision by the […]

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Action Plan 2030 to Protect the Great Lakes proposed Leading Great Lakes Advocates make case for10-year, $100M/year strategy

Posted on June 18, 2019 by

June 18, 2019- Toronto, ON Today, following a nine-month intensive study and consultation process, five leading Great Lakes organisations submitted a 10-year Action Plan to protect the Great Lakes (Action Plan 2030) to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and shared it with the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of […]

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Press Release: Testing Finds Public Drinking Water in Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS

Posted on February 4, 2019 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: or Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies in Michigan Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS February 4, 2019 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the […]

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Coalition: Trump Administration Proposed Cuts to Great Lakes Programs, EPA Unacceptable

Posted on March 10, 2017 by

Republicans, Democrats in Congress key to protecting Great Lakes, clean water programs ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 9, 2017)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today expressed deep concern with the rumored Trump Administration’s budget cuts that would gut core Great Lakes programs, roll back Clean Water Act protections, and delay federal action to respond to serious […]

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Funding for Great Lakes SLASHED in Trump Administration Budget

Posted on March 3, 2017 by

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget slashes funding for Great Lakes restoration from $300 million to $10 million.  The proposed budget was shared with EPA for review and reported on twitter by journalist Rob Davis. “If true, the level of cuts being discussed would be devastating. Federal Great Lakes restoration investments are producing results across the […]

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2013-2015 Report Available

Posted on October 24, 2016 by

The theme of our newly published report is Democracy in Action and we highlight the importance of people participating in efforts that benefit our waters and make our democratic process work. Take a few minutes to check out the report and celebrate how by working together we are creating a Great Lakes community that takes […]

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Great Lakes Advocates Gather in Sandusky, Ohio to Earn Commitments from Clinton, Trump

Posted on September 21, 2016 by

Want to know what the presidential candidates positions are on protecting our Great Lakes?   Find out via live broadcast on September 22. Trump rep Mike Budzik, past chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife under Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, and Clinton rep David Hayes, former deputy secretary, Department of Interior in Obama Administration, to attend candidate […]

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