Tag Archives: Great Lakes

Bill Opens Door for Invasive Species

Great Lakes Conservation Groups Denounce Bill Opening Door For Invasive Species Senate Committee Attaches Weakened Ballast Water Standards to Coast Guard Authorization Ann Arbor, MI – Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to weaken Clean Water Act protections that help … Continue reading

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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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U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill

Good news today from Congress…… U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Senate to Act to ensure that the national maintains commitment to Great Lakes ANN ARBOR, MICH. (April 26, 2016)—The U.S. House today … 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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Shark Free Great Lakes?

Growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I spent tons of time on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.  Whether it was 53rd street with my best friend, the late Greg Wright, to 76th street where we played volleyball, … Continue reading

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Straits of Mackinac Worst Possible Place for a Great Lakes Oil Spill

Lets use our common sense and protect the Great Lakes from a possible oil spill by simply replacing the oil pipeline that stretches underneath the Straits of Mackinac.  Its common sense. See below details on a new University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Great Lakes states launch campaign to prevent spread of invasive species

The Great Lakes states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota share many of the same boaters and anglers, and now they’re sharing the same message to protect their iconic waters from aquatic invasive species. Check out this quick yet informative spot … Continue reading

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No Joke: Physical Separation Key to Stopping Carp

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014 Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress Only viable solution is to physically separate Great Lakes, Mississippi River basins Chicago – Conservation groups are … Continue reading

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