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Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

24-May-2017

The marine industry and Smoker Craft team had to say goodbye to a vibrant member this year. Dan Robinson, the regional sales director for Smoker Craft, passed away at 48 after a battle with cancer. “Dan was a valuable member of the Smoker Craft team,” the company says in a statemen...
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Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

23-May-2017

After a long battle in state and federal government, a new bill is threatening to roll back rules on ballast water pollution. The shipping and cargo industry is pushing the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in Congress, which would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) aut...
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Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

15-May-2017

A number of Evinrude employees celebrated this Earth Day by participating in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup. The cleanup event took place over a weekend in late April and saw more than 4,000 volunteers picking up trash along the Milwaukee River Basin. “...
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NOAA's National Charting Plan

NOAA's National Charting Plan

12-May-2017

The public is invited to comment on NOAA’s National Charting Plan, a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products and distribution. The plan is open for public comment until June 1. To learn how to submit comments, visit nauticalcharts.noaa.gov. (http://www.nauticalcharts.noa...
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Budget Upholds Great Lakes Support

Budget Upholds Great Lakes Support

10-May-2017

In drafting and approving a budget to fund the federal government through September, the House and Senate voted to maintain funding for key Great Lakes programs that were previously targeted for cuts by the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget. Specifically, three initiatives that were thre...
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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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