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Freshwater Weekly 2/22/18

Posted on February 22, 2018 by

This week: help prevent dramatic change to Michigan’s environmental law + working to improve Great Lakes decision-making + plastic pollution in Toronto + 2018 grant funding now available + more ways to make a difference. STILL TIME TO STOP MICHIGAN BILLS THAT WOULD DRAMATICALLY ALTER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW We do our best to avoid sensational claims […]

Freshwater Weekly 02/15/18

Posted on February 14, 2018 by

This week: our take on the federal budget proposal + open letter on Detroit water shutoffs + improvements to Canadian environmental law + the view from Lake Superior + funding for Great Lakes protection + more ways to make a difference. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S BUDGET UNDERMINES CLEAN WATER The 30 million people who depend on the […]

Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Undermines Clean Water

Posted on February 14, 2018 by

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget leaves our nation’s water imperiled. Cutting EPA’s budget would devastate its ability to enforce water pollution laws and regulations, help states clean up polluted water bodies, protect groundwater, restore beaches and coastal areas, oversee compliance with drinking water standards, and provide assistance to water systems. The Trump administration claims to […]

Freshwater Weekly 2/8/18

Posted on February 8, 2018 by

This week: get your Great Lakes protection project funded! + strange Great Lakes phenomena + winter on Lake Erie + dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + more ways to make a difference. OUR 2018 GRANT FUNDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! One of the most important and impactful ways Freshwater Future protects the Great Lakes is […]

Freshwater Weekly 2/1/18

Posted on February 1, 2018 by

This week: help stop a Lake Michigan sulfide mine + Wisconsin factory requests 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water per a day + rebuilding Great Lakes water infrastructure + more ways to make a difference. HELP STOP A LAKE MICHIGAN SULFIDE MINE Aquila Resources is developing an open pit gold-zinc sulfide mine in Michigan’s […]

Freshwater Weekly 1/25/18

Posted on January 25, 2018 by

This week: a decommissioned dam in Ontario + ethanol in Ontario gasoline threatens Lake Erie + help stop a Lake Superior sulfide mine + binational efforts to stop carp + dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + ways to make a difference. SUCCESS! CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO VOTES TO DECOMMISSION DAM On January 16, the […]

Freshwater Weekly 1/18/18

Posted on January 18, 2018 by

This week: help stop a Lake Superior sulfide mine + the predator-prey balance on remote Lake Superior islands + clean water for all + ice watch + funding opportunities + ways to make a difference. HELP STOP A FEDERAL LAND SWAP FOR LAKE SUPERIOR SULFIDE MINE Our neighbors in Minnesota are in an urgent struggle […]

Clean Water for All

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

Across the Great Lakes states and beyond, organizations are coming together to defend federal laws that protect our water from contamination. Organized in response to the Trump administration’s June 2017 proposal to eliminate key federal protections for U.S waters and the Great Lakes, the Clean Water For All campaign has been working hard to ensure that community […]

Freshwater Weekly 1/11/18

Posted on January 11, 2018 by

This week: lake effect snow + a peek at the plan to clean up Lake Erie + help stop dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + funding opportunities + new staff + more ways to make a difference. LAKE EFFECT Fun fact: in order for lake effect snow to form, cold air has to move […]

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