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Michigan Pipeline Update

Michigan Pipeline Update

06-May-2017

During a March Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting, Enbridge officials said that the outer coating layer on the Line 5 pipeline faces “delamination” in 18 spots. The Line 5 is a controversial pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac. Bridge Photo by Justin Bill...
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Great Lakes News

05-May-2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has accepted an application for further consideration of a Lake Ontario national marine sanctuary. If approved, the sanctuary would help preserve dozens of known and unknown historic shipwrecks in the southeastern portion of the lake. ...
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Industry Mourns Passing of Suzi DuRant

Industry Mourns Passing of Suzi DuRant

03-May-2017

The marine industry lost a leader earlier this year. Suzi DuRant passed away following a long battle with ALS. DuRant was known as a great friend and passionate boating advocate in South Carolina. DuRant began her career in the finance industry, but quickly became immersed in the boating indus...
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Groups Sue EPA Over Lake Erie

Groups Sue EPA Over Lake Erie

02-May-2017

A group of businesses, conservation advocates and sportsmen groups have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to force the EPA to act on Ohio’s decision not to identify Lake Erie as “impaired” under the Clean Water Act. Ohio submitted a list of impaired wa...
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Proposed Federal Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

Proposed Federal Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

01-May-2017

he Trump administration has released its official budget proposal for 2018, and it includes drastic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The administration’s proposed budget would eliminate 50 programs and shrink funding to the EP...
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Three ErieHack Finalists From Cleveland

Three ErieHack Finalists From Cleveland

25-Apr-2017

Three teams from Cleveland are finalists in ErieHack, a competition to promote technological innovation in environmental solutions with a business twist. The first-place winner of the competition, which is sponsored by the Cleveland Water Alliance, will receive $50,000 in cash and in-kind assistance...
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Freshwater Summit to Discuss Local Waters, Communities

Freshwater Summit to Discuss Local Waters, Communities

25-Apr-2017

This May, the Freshwater Lab, an initiative that focuses on water issues in the Great Lakes, will be hosting “Untrouble the Waters,” a two-day summit on Great Lakes water issues and legislation. The Freshwater Lab is a University of Illinois-Chicago organization and will host the summit ...
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Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Awards

Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Awards

23-Apr-2017

The 2017 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame announced its inductees for this year’s award ceremony. Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice will be awarded as top non-profit organization. The Youth Award will go to Anita Steward and her kids at Freeman Elementary for their work in ...
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Study Finds Grass Carp Spreading in Great Lakes

Study Finds Grass Carp Spreading in Great Lakes

08-Apr-2017

Despite local efforts to curb a carp invasion in the Great Lakes, a study has found that grass carp have reached three of the five lakes: Erie, Michigan and Ontario. Grass carp is one of four Asian carp species currently threatening to overtake the Great Lakes and disrupt the freshwater ecosystem. ...
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Saugatuck Joins Lake Michigan Water Trail

Saugatuck Joins Lake Michigan Water Trail

06-Apr-2017

On March 27, the Saugatuck City Council passed a resolution designating Saugatuck Harbor as a stop along the Lake Michigan Water Trail. By becoming a point on the Michigan Water Trail, Saugatuck joins an effort to demonstrate support for the Michigan trail in the hopes of garnering a National Re...
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