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Michigan Governor Releases Statement on Line Five

Michigan Governor Releases Statement on Line Five

03-Jan-2018

After reviewing the condition of the 64-year-old Enbridge Line 5, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a statement calling the situation “deeply concerning.” He called for a thorough review of the pipeline’s condition after it was revealed the line had gaps of missing enamel coat...
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Historic Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Huron

Historic Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Huron

29-Dec-2017

The S.S. Clifton, a whaleback ship that vanished in Lake Huron in 1924, has long topped the lists of Great Lakes shipwreck hunters; however, it seems that the search is over. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that deep diver David Trotter claims to have found the Clifton in September 2016. ...
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Canada Allocates $45M for Great Lakes

Canada Allocates $45M for Great Lakes

05-Dec-2017

The Canadian government has announced that it will allocate $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection in its 2017 budget. The move was announced by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate...
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Boaters Asked to Weigh In on Wind Farm Project

Boaters Asked to Weigh In on Wind Farm Project

05-Dec-2017

BoatU.S. is urging boaters to weigh in on the Icebreaker Wind project, a proposed small wind farm “demonstration project” by Ohio’s utility regulator, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The Icebreaker Wind project is located 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland in Lake Eri...
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Governor Demands Changes from Enbridge

Governor Demands Changes from Enbridge

30-Nov-2017

Instead of waiting for the state’s analysis of Enbridge Line 5, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is taking preemptive action concerning the pipeline and has signed a binding agreement with Enbridge that requires the company to improve environmental protection and transparency through a number of step...
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Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

21-Nov-2017

In 2015, a number of states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian government signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, a deal to take action against Lake Erie’s infamous algal blooms by cutting nutrient loads to the lake by 40 percent by 2025. This month Ohio has...
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Pioneer in Epoxy Construction Passes Away

Pioneer in Epoxy Construction Passes Away

17-Nov-2017

Meade A. Gougeon, a pioneer in the use of epoxy boat construction and cofounder of Gougeon Brothers, passed away earlier this summer on August 27, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 78. Along with his brothers, Jan and Joel, Gougeon founded Gougeon Brothers in 1968. Th...
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Enbridge Knew of Enamel Missing on Pipeline

Enbridge Knew of Enamel Missing on Pipeline

31-Oct-2017

Despite scrutiny from environmental groups and the public the past few years, Enbridge has recently revealed that it has known about gaps in an enamel coating on Line 5 since 2014 but did not inform regulatory agencies. The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline runs through the Straits of Mackinac, an en...
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Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

30-Oct-2017

It looks like a Great Lakes secret is out, as more and more people are heading north to complete the Lake Superior Circle Tour. Just this spring, Outside magazine called the tour “the country’s most overlooked playground.” In fact, the Circle Tour is becoming so popular that Du...
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Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

17-Oct-2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes, a charity advocating for the protection of the Great Lakes and surrounding environment, has announced a successful end to its Summer of Water campaign. Many of the Alliance’s efforts this summer involved volunteers from around the Great Lakes regions. The...
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