Policy

April 17th 2018

Senate to Vote on Bill Exempting Ships from Clean Water Act

The U.S. Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will allow more invasive species into the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters. The vote could come as early as tomorrow, April 18. The dangerous bill in question is … Continue reading

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April 25th 2017

Senate Hears Testimony on Rule Vital to the Health of the Great Lakes

On Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. eastern the Senate Environment and Public Works committee will hold a hearing on the Waters of the United States Rule, more commonly known as the Clean Water Rule. You can watch the hearing … Continue reading

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January 15th 2015

New Infographic Explains Farm Bill Program that Benefits the Great Lakes

Yesterday the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the recipients of the first round of grant funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new program under the 2014 Farm Bill. The RCPP provides funding under three categories: national, state, … Continue reading

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March 24th 2014

FAQs: Waters of the United States Rule

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the Waters of the United States Rule? The proposed Waters of the United States Rule, or Clean Water Rule was issued by the Obama Administration March 25, 2014 to clarify which waters are protected by the … Continue reading

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May 11th 2011

Conserving Water: Yes, it’s Important for the Great Lakes too

One morning, when I was only 5 years old I walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth. Immediately my mom came in and told me not to use the water. Indeed, when the tap was turned on nothing came … Continue reading

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