Freshwater Weekly — June 8th, 2018

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This week: House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill + Senator Harris Introduces Affordability Bill + Michigan Sulfide Mine Secures Last Permit + EPA to Host Great Lakes Public Engagement Sessions U.S. House Passes Water Bill With Measures for Effort Against Asian Carp in the Great Lakes The Water Resources Development Act passed the U.S. House of […]

Freshwater Weekly — June 1, 2018

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This week: Foxconn Diversion Challenged + Ontarians Disapprove of Water Extraction Permits + Flooding Study Moves Forward + 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species Diversion of Lake Michigan Water for Foxconn Factory Challenged The Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA)—representing Milwaukee Riverkeeper, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Minnesota Center for Environmental […]

Freshwater Weekly — May 25, 2018

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This week: 10 Ways to Prevent Invasive Species + Lake Erie Algae Forecast + Michigan Close to Passing Stricter Lead Standard Happy Memorial Day! Freshwater Future wishes you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We hope you have the chance to get out and enjoy our Great Lakes waterways. We love hearing from residents […]

Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest invasive species news and to receive opportunities to take action. Be sure to share this list with your friends and family in need of a nudge, a reminder, or a back-to-basics invasives education. 1. Clean, Drain, and Dry We know, cleaning your boat or watercraft […]

Freshwater Weekly – May 18, 2018

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This week: White House suppresses water pollution report + infrastructure funding + Clean Water Rule + Michigan relaxes mining rules Action Alert: Forty Members of Congress Co-Sponsor New WATER Act Known formally as the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability Act, the bill would provide $35 billion/year indefinitely to expand access to safe and affordable […]

Freshwater Weekly – May 11th, 2018

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This week: Farming and nutrient pollution + Ontario’s indigenous water crisis + Flint lead pipe replacement resumes + Ontario budget a win for the Great Lakes Spring Weather Prompts Flint Lead Pipe Replacement to Resume Flint’s City Council approved nearly $28 million in contracts to five different companies at a special meeting last Wednesday. The […]

Freshwater Weekly – May 4th, 2018

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This week: the Soo Locks + Wisconsin refinery explosion + new Line 5 oil spill estimate + Ontario Freshwater Priorities Interview: FWF Executive Director on Lake Erie Algae Problem DWILS 1320 radio station out of Lansing, Michigan interviewed our Executive Director—Jill Ryan—about Lake Erie’s algae problem. Jill reacted to Ohio’s recent announcement (read our summary […]

Freshwater Weekly — April 27th, 2018

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This week: Foxconn gets 7 million gallons/day + oil spill simulation + Flint crisis anniversary + Ontario ferrochrome smelter + algae forecast Wisconsin DNR Approves Diversion for Planned Foxconn LCD Factory   Late Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) publicly announced their approval of a plan to provide Foxconn Technology Group 7 million […]

Freshwater Weekly — April 20th, 2018

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This week: Senate Rejects Weaker Invasive Species Standard + Lake Erie “Impaired” + Ontario Teams Up With California on Climate + Farm Bill U.S. Senate Rejects Bill Stripping Protections Against Invasive Species   If you participated in our letter campaign earlier this week, you have reason to celebrate! Despite pressure from the shipping industry, a […]

Lake Erie Impairment Designation is Good, but Lawmaker Action Still Needed to Fix the Problem

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

By Adam Rissien As Principal of Land Ethic Consulting, LLC., Adam assists those dedicated to improving our natural world. He offers a range of services, and brings a demonstrated history of protecting public lands, improving fish and wildlife habitat, safeguarding streams and clean drinking water, advancing agricultural policy reforms, and working to secure a clean […]


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