Recognizing Ralph Wilson’s love for water and what it can do to redefine urban places, the Foundation awarded $50 million each for West Riverfront Park in Detroit and LaSalle Park in Buffalo, both being renamed Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
For some Great Lakes governors, the emerging issue of a family of chemicals known as PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — is coming at a time when they are making arguments to raise taxes to fund other statewide needs.
In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, Pritzker said he “generally supports implementation” of the Corps’ $778 million plan to stop the carp advance at the Brandon Road Lock, a potential choke point some 50 miles from Chicago and Lake Michigan.
Titled “A Budget for a Better America,” the Trump administration’s 2020 budget released on Monday makes another attempt to subject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to draconian funding cuts and proposes to all but eliminate the Obama-era Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Voters approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights in a landslide this week.
Some 61 percent of voters favored the measure with 39 percent voting against it, according to Lucas County Board of Elections unofficial results.