Category: Freshwater Weekly

Freshwater Weekly — June 29th, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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