Category: Freshwater Weekly

Rising Great Lakes

Posted on April 30, 2019 by

Last week, the Director of Emergency Services for Niagra County, New York reported that Lake Ontario rose 5 inches in just 10 days. This kind of water level rise gives cause for concern to lakeside property owners who were just awarded damage control funds from 2017 flood events last year. Daniela Klicper, Coastal Stewardship Coordinator […]

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Clean Energy Means Clean Water: The Water Energy Nexus Explained

Posted on April 19, 2019 by

Most children know that turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth saves water, but it’s less intuitive to see that turning off the bathroom light or opening windows in the summer can too. People have been using water as energy since 200 BC when the Romans used water to turn mills that crushed […]

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Trump’s Proposed 2020 Budget Includes Significant Cuts to the GLRI, EPA, and Research  

Posted on March 29, 2019 by

President Donald Trump recently announced his proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The budget includes dramatic cuts to many dependable social programs like the SNAP Program, Housing and Urban Development, and Medicaid. Some of the most substantial cuts are to many critical environmental programs for toxic waste removal, EPA oversight, and most notably the […]

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What’s Next for Lake Erie?

Posted on March 14, 2019 by

For years, we’ve worked to ensure that the provincial, state and federal governments of Canada and the United States produced strong, science-based, well-funded plans to protect Lake Erie.  Now that those plans have been finalized and released – what’s next? For Freshwater Future Canada, we turn our focus to implementing those plans – to engaging […]

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EPA PFAS Action Plan Released

Posted on February 15, 2019 by

EPA PFAS Action Plan Released At a press conference yesterday in Philadelphia, Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, released what he calls a “groundbreaking” action plan to respond to nations growing concern of the toxin group we call PFAS. The action plan, however, falls short of action and is far from groundbreaking. […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 29th, 2018

Posted on June 29, 2018 by

This week: Coastal Flooding Study + PFAS Report + Ontario Walking Back Climate Commitment + Trump Order May Affect Great Lakes Ocean Policy Reversal by President Trump May Affect Great Lakes An executive order, signed June 19th, declares a new national policy to “ensure that Federal regulations and management decisions do not prevent productive and […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 22nd, 2018

Posted on June 22, 2018 by

This week: Michigan Ballast Water Bill + 2019 GLRI Funding in Senate Bill + Michigan Approves New Lead Rules + Foxconn Legal Challenge Moves Forward Michigan Residents: Tell Governor Snyder to VETO H.B. 5095 and Save Invasive Species Protections Michigan House Bill 5095 eliminates the state’s strict ballast water standards that protect Great Lakes waterways […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 15th, 2018

Posted on June 15, 2018 by

This week: U.P Mineral Lease + Water Affordability + Algae Forecast + Line 5 Poll Freshwater Future Calls on Michigan DNR to Deny UPX Mineral Lease in Upper Peninsula UPX Minerals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian mining company Highland Copper, is seeking to lease more than 3,800 acres of State-owned minerals in Iron and Marquette […]

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Freshwater Weekly — June 8th, 2018

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

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 […]

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