Tag: lake erie algae

Freshwater Weekly 8/3/17

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

This week: rolling back the Clean Water Rule + Brandon Road Study to be released + an update on Nestle’s pumping request + a petition to clean up Lake Erie + more ways you can make a difference. KEEP IT CLEAN Last month, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean […]

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Three Years Since the Toledo Water Crisis, Toxic Algae is Still a Problem

Posted on August 2, 2017 by

Alliance for the Great Lakes   •   Freshwater Future Michigan League of Conservation Voters   •   Ohio Environmental Council Lake Erie Clean Up Progress Lags as Region Prepares for Major Summer Algal Bloom   Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions Chicago, IL […]

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Webinar: Is Enough Being Done to Clean Up Lake Erie?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

Three years ago, on August 2nd, the unthinkable happened. Toledo, a major Great Lakes city, had to ban drinking the water supply it draws from the lakes. For two and a half days, Toledo area residents could not drink the water flowing from the taps in their homes. Businesses, from restaurants to hair salons to […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/13/17

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

This week: a severe forecast for Lake Erie algae + good news on Great Lakes funding + job-stealing carp + ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE’S SUMMER FORECAST IS LOOKING GREEN The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Today the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its […]

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Lake Erie Governments Must Do More To Combat Toxic Algae

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Freshwater Future joins several concerned environmental groups in calling upon governments along Lake Erie to take stronger, more proactive steps to reduce the runoff pollution that leads to toxic algal blooms each summer.  Read our press release below, and TAKE ACTION HERE. Alliance […]

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