Tag: great lakes

Freshwater Weekly: October 25, 2019

Posted on October 25, 2019 by

October 25, 2019 This week:  U.S. EPA Releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3 + Water Affordability Discussed at All About Water Convening + Perch Supply Short in Wisconsin + Surfs Up on the Great Lakes U.S. EPA Releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3  Released on Tuesday, the Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3 contains federal […]

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Concerned about safe drinking water? Sign our petition to request action.

Posted on September 26, 2019 by

Our laws have not kept up with drinking water impacts. Lead contamination highlights the breakdowns in how our drinking water is tested and the systemic problems with regulations and our government systems. Harmful algal blooms threaten drinking water safety in several locations. The cost of water continues to increase, placing a much higher burden on […]

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Freshwater Weekly 4/5/2018

Posted on April 5, 2018 by

This week:  Budget Successes + Michigan Proposal to Weaken Mining Regulations + Pollution in the Straits + Celebrating Freshwater Heroes BUDGET SUCCESSES IN US AND CANADA The US Omnibus bill adopted by Congress on March 23 maintained stable funding for the EPA and several policy riders were erased.  Because of Freshwater Future members like you […]

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect The Great Lakes

Posted on January 1, 2018 by

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect their local waters so that, together, we can protect the whole of the Great Lakes. Individual actions are powerful, too! Here are five little things with big impact that you can do to help keep […]

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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Posted on November 30, 2017 by

Bill also cuts agency funding, rolls back Clean Water Act protections * * * WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 21, 2017)—The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations yesterday released its funding bill for the Department of the Interior, EPA, and other related agencies.  The bill provides:         $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to clean up toxic […]

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Canadian Freshwater Assessment Highlights Great Lakes Among Most Threatened

Posted on October 2, 2017 by

Guest blog post by Anuja Kapoor — Policy-makers face the facts about the at-risk integrity of one of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystems. This year marked the first national assessment of Canada’s abundant freshwater ecosystems in decades, encompassing 25 watersheds across Canada (and 167 sub-watersheds). The making of the assessment began four years ago through the effort […]

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A Great Lakes Water War: Nestlé, the Great Lakes Compact, and the Future of Freshwater

Posted on September 18, 2017 by

Each day, 4.8 million bottles of water leave Nestlé’s packaging plant in Stanwood, Michigan and  end up neatly stacked one-by-one in gas station coolers across the Midwest. If you’ve sipped from an Ice Mountain-branded bottle in the last decade, you’ve sampled a tiny fraction of the 3.4 billion gallons that’s been pumped from nine wells […]

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