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What a Week for the Great Lakes (and every one of us that depends upon them)!

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After working on Great Lakes protection and restoration issues for the past 15 years, it’s hard for me to think of a time when so many accomplishments occurred in such a short period of time.  That said, last week was good week—actually, a great week. Especially when you consider that much of the work that […]

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Great News for the Great Lakes!

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In what could fairly be called a tumultuous federal budget process, we are pleased to report that despite the ongoing dysfunction in Washington, D.C., there comes great news for the Great Lakes.  The House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday night (January 13, 2014) released a $1.012 trillion compromise on a 2014 spending bill that would restore funding […]

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Buffalo River: Rising From the Dead

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Many people have heard the story or seen the pictures of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio catching fire in the late 1960’s, which provided a horrifying visual of how pollution was devastating the Great Lakes.  The public outcry after the river caught fire helped push Congress to the pass the historic Clean Water Act in 1972.  What many […]

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