Weekly News Roundup: GLRI Funding, Line 5, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes restoration news:

The Detroit News reports the U.S. House of Representatives released an appropriations bill this week that fully funds the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million. President Trump had proposed eliminating the program from his budget proposal.

The News Herald profiled Dan Egan, author of the recent book “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.” In it, Egan explains his goal of promoting what he calls Great Lakes literacy.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing on whether to install new support anchors on Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline, according to mLive. The hearing will take place on July 25th in St. Ignace.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the city of Milwaukee has made a bid to sell Lake Michigan water to the city of Waukesha. This would represent the first instance under the 2008 Great Lakes Compact that a community entirely outside the Great Lakes basin would receive access to its water.

The Times Herald reports that the St. Clair River is becoming healthier, thanks to years of concerted cleanup and restoration efforts. Meanwhile, mLive reports on ongoing efforts by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to monitor the St. Clair River’s lake sturgeon population.

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