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Energy Policy & the State of the Union


Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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Dirty Water Woes: Sequestration’s Impact on Clean Water Funding


Clean water is a necessity, not a luxury item. Unfortunately, that is not the signal we often get from Washington.  The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) provide essential support for critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades.    These programs make up a small fraction of the Federal budget every year, and yet they […]

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Sequestration’s Impact on the Environment


As you’ve no doubt heard, Congress has missed its deadline to prevent the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration”.  This imposes $85 billion in across-the-board, indiscriminate cuts to the federal budget.  So what does this mean for the federal programs that protect our environment and public health?  The actual on the ground implications to our […]

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Wanted: A Great Lakes President


I recently hopped in the car and drove a few hours west to spend a few days in Cleveland, Ohio.  From the moment I crossed the Ohio state line, I was inundated by the campaigns of the two leading candidates for President of the United States.  Radio ads, billboards, and lawn signs were ubiquitous.  The […]

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