Tag Archives: Great Lakes Compact

Great Lakes Diversion Approved -Now We Bird Dog It

Yesterday in Chicago, the first Great Lakes diversion application under the Great Lakes Compact (Compact) was approved, with conditions.  This is a sound decision. Say what? Didn’t almost everyone oppose this? Including National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and virtually every environmental … Continue reading

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Groups Urge MI Gov Snyder to Veto Great Lakes Diversion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016 Groups Urge Michigan Governor Snyder to Deny Great Lakes Water Diversion Request PETOSKEY, MI – Over 25 environmental and conservation organizations and associations from throughout Michigan are urging Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to ensure … Continue reading

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Keep Great Lakes Water in the Great Lakes

  The above video sends a message that you all should know about… Did you know that right now, the Great Lakes governors and Canadian premiers of Ontario and Quebec are reviewing the first Great Lakes diversion proposal under a … Continue reading

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First Request To Divert Great Lakes Water Heads to Great Lakes Governors and Premiers

  Alliance for the Great Lakes – National Wildlife Federation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2016 CONTACT: Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation, 734-887-7116, msmith@nwf.org Molly Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes, 312-445-974, mflanagan@greatlakes.org First Request to Divert Great Lakes Water … Continue reading

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Questions Still Remain over Proposed Great Lakes Diversion

Welcome to Waukesha, Wisconsin. Located just west of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, Waukesha was once known for its extremely clean and good-tasting spring water and was even called a ‘spa town.’  This earned the city the nicknames, ‘Spring City,’ and … Continue reading

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Using Great Lakes Water

The Great Lakes Commission issued its report on the latest water use in the Great Lakes.  Over 44 billion gallons of water are drawn from the Great Lakes every day to use for irrigation, public water supply and other purposes. … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Governors Unite To Protect Great Lakes

This past weekend, I joined several business, conservation, and industry leaders at the Great Lakes Governors summit on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Our setting was the historic Grand Hotel which provided a fresh venue overlooking the Straits of Mackinac.  Clearly, this … Continue reading

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A Smaller Straw for Waukesha

Death by a thousand straws. Remember?  That was the threat to our Great Lakes just a few years ago.  Images like this captured the threat perfectly… Luckily, we now have a Great Lakes Compact that protects our Great Lakes from … Continue reading

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Protections Against Diversions get an Awesome Award

If you live in the Great Lakes, you surely know how awesome they are.  Certainly, they are unmatched in their world class hunting/fishing opportunities and are a part of our way of life. But did you know: Together, the five … Continue reading

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All wet

Crain’s editorial: All wet 4:30 am, June 18, 2012 It may not take an invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes to kill Lake Erie. Republican lawmakers in Ohio just might do the job instead with the bill the … Continue reading

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