Freshwater Weekly 9/21/17

Posted on September 21, 2017 by

This week: funding for grassroots groups + last chance to save Clean Water Rule + Indigenous water walk in Toronto + Lake Erie algae watch + new Line 5 concerns + our take on Nestlé’s controversial bottled water operation + ways you can make a difference. LAST CALL FOR FALL PROJECT GRANTS At Freshwater Future, […]

A Great Lakes Water War: Nestlé, the Great Lakes Compact, and the Future of Freshwater

Posted on September 18, 2017 by

Each day, 4.8 million bottles of water leave Nestlé’s packaging plant in Stanwood, Michigan and  end up neatly stacked one-by-one in gas station coolers across the Midwest. If you’ve sipped from an Ice Mountain-branded bottle in the last decade, you’ve sampled a tiny fraction of the 3.4 billion gallons that’s been pumped from nine wells […]

Freshwater Weekly 9/14/17

Posted on September 14, 2017 by

This week: take action on the repeal of a popular mining law + Lake Erie algae watch + funding for grassroots groups + ways you can make a difference. WISCONSIN CONSIDERS REPEAL OF POPULAR MINING LAW Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) has introduced a bill that would effectively rescind the state’s popular “Prove It […]

Wisconsin Considers Repeal of Popular “Prove It First” Mining Law

Posted on September 13, 2017 by

Open-pit sulfide mines expose sensitive sulfide rock formations that release devastating and long-lasting pollution when mixed with water. Wisconsinites—tell your legislators to vote no on repealing “Prove It First.” Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) introduced a bill that would effectively rescind the state’s “Prove It First” law.  This landmark legislation requires mining corporations to […]

Freshwater Weekly 9/7/17

Posted on September 7, 2017 by

This week: an update on the Waukesha diversion + Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal advances + innovations solutions for Lake Erie + ways you can make a difference. PROCESS TO DIVERT GREAT LAKES WATER UNDER REVIEW Last year, hundreds of Freshwater Future supporters like you spoke out against a proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan to […]

Freshwater Weekly 8/31/17

Posted on August 31, 2017 by

This week: help stop a proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron + Lake Erie algae watch + 5 ways to protect the Great Lakes + more ways you can make a difference. NUCLEAR WASTE ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON? Plans for a proposed nuclear waste dump in Ontario—less than a mile from the […]

Take Action: Say No to Nuclear Waste Site on Lake Huron

Posted on August 31, 2017 by

Tell Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Wynne, and Minister McKenna (Environment and Climate Change) to reject the proposed nuclear waste site on the shore of Lake Huron. Take action here (U.S.) and here (Canada).  Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) much maligned and delayed plan to build a nuclear waste depository near the shore of Lake Huron hit […]

Lake Erie Sustains Local Businesses

Posted on August 28, 2017 by

Just outside the gates of Rondeau Provincial Park is a pub and restaurant called Rondeau Joe’s. With a variety of beers on tap, a patio and a full marina out back, and a breathtaking view of the sunset over Rondeau Bay, there’s no better place to spend a summer evening by Lake Erie. Paul Trudell […]


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