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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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In Flint, trust is earned, and reliable sources are running low.

Posted on February 8, 2019 by

This letter is in response to the recent Bridge article In Flint, trust is lost. And bottled water supplies are running low. In January of last year, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) declared Flint’s drinking water “restored” – citing tests showing that 90% of residential samples had lead levels at or below 6 parts per […]

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PFAS Policy Tracker

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

Freshwater Future is committed to protecting drinking water and the Great Lakes. With all the legislative attention PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been getting we decided to keep all our policy updates in one place! Check back here for updates on how the region and nation are responding to the PFAS crisis. You can read more about […]

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Press Release: Testing Finds Public Drinking Water in Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS

Posted on February 4, 2019 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies in Michigan Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS February 4, 2019 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the […]

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Press Release: Some in Ottawa, Branch, and Ionia Counties, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on November 19, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS November 19, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes […]

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