Lake Erie Governments Must Do More To Combat Toxic Algae

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Freshwater Future joins several concerned environmental groups in calling upon governments along Lake Erie to take stronger, more proactive steps to reduce the runoff pollution that leads to toxic algal blooms each summer.  Read our press release below, and TAKE ACTION HERE. Alliance […]

Good News on Great Lakes Funding for 2018

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

The 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration once again zeroes out 100% of the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), but on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee rejected that proposal, releasing an appropriations bill that fully funds the GLRI. This is promising news! Although the budget battle is far from over, […]

Freshwater Weekly 7/6/17

Posted on July 6, 2017 by

This week: potential roll backs of federal water protections + a mining investigation + Asian carp (yes, still) + an easy way to donate + more ways you can make a difference. WATER WATCHDOG Over the past week, we’ve learned of two startling proposals to roll back critical federal water protections that could affect our […]

Freshwater Future Calls for Investigation Into Michigan’s Eagle Mine

Posted on July 6, 2017 by

Photo credit: jeremiaheagleeye Freshwater Future submitted a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) calling for an investigation into the geological stability of Eagle Mine—an underground nickel and copper mine located in western Marquette County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Officials at Lundin Mining failed to publicly disclose a […]

EPA Announces Plan to Kill 2015 Clean Water Rule

Posted on June 27, 2017 by

This afternoon, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which protects the water supply for 117 million Americans. The rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, clarified longstanding confusion about the water protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act, declaring streams and wetlands […]

Introducing Freshwater Weekly

Posted on June 22, 2017 by

IT’S DAY 1154 OF THE FLINT WATER CRISIS The Science Flint, Michigan has been without clean water since April 24, 2014. What went wrong? A recent episode of PBS’s award-winning NOVA program explores the science behind the man-made crisis. The program does an excellent job of simplifying highly technical information in a way that’s easy […]

Flint Residents Shouldn’t Lose Their Homes Over Bills for Poisoned Water

Posted on June 22, 2017 by

BREAKING NEWS JUNE 27, 2017: We’ve just learned that the state-appointed Receivership Transition Advisory Board for Flint denied the City Council resolution placing a moratorium on water liens for unpaid water bills. Freshwater Future joins the National Wildlife Federation and the Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative in calling for a moratorium on water liens for […]


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