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House approves $300M for Great Lakes; rejects Clean Water Rule

With all eyes on Great Lakes funding, Clean Water Rule withers

What's it like to live in a Lake Erie lighthouse? Bring water.

One of the worst algae blooms in Lake Erie on record

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House appropriators approve $300 Million for Great Lakes; reject amendment on Clean Water Rule
- by Gary Wilson

U.S. House appropriators late Tuesday approved $300 million for Great Lakes restoration in a rebuke to the Trump administration that had proposed to eliminate all funding for the lakes. The funding received bi-partisan support  from Great Lakes committee members including  Republican David Joyce of Ohio…

With all eyes on Great Lakes funding, Clean Water Rule withers
- by Gary Wilson

U.S. House of Representatives appropriators dealt a blow to clean water advocates and the Environmental Protection Agency when it released its 2018 budget last week. While the bill provides full-funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes, it slashes the EPA’s budget by $528 million…

What’s it like to live in a Lake Erie lighthouse? Bring water.
- by GLNeditor

By Elizabeth Miller from Great Lakes Today It’s easier to get to Sheila Consaul’s summer home by boat than by foot.  It sits at the edge of an Ohio state park 30 miles east of Cleveland. “Unless you have a boat, the only way to…

‘One of the worst algae blooms in Lake Erie on record,’ say Great Lakes scientists
- by GLN Editor

From Great Lakes Today – – A significant harmful algae bloom is predicted this summer in western Lake Erie. This year’s algae bloom could be one of the biggest on record.  And it means folks out on Western Lake Erie will see green scum on…

U.S. EPA’S Corn Ethanol rule fuels split between ag and enviros
- by Gary Wilson

Reduced dependence on oil at odds with land conservation The Trump administration recently delivered on a campaign pledge made during the 2016 presidential primary…

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding passes in committee: “It’s a good first step”
- by Mary Ellen Geist

  People who love the Great Lakes or work to improve the quality of the Great Lakes aren’t exactly popping champagne corks yet. But there is a new sense of hope in the Great Lakes Region over future funding to preserve the largest surface freshwater…

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