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After federal rule change, Michigan resumes killing cormorants to save fish-
Under a new federal permit program, Michigan officials can kill up to 9,650 adult cormorants and destroy up to 1,400 nests in hopes of keeping fish out of the birds’ bellies and on Michigan anglers’ fishing hooks.00
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PFAS News Roundup: EPA approved PFAS use for fracking, $20M for Ontario airport cleanup, PFAS Action Act set for House vote-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Canada expands ballast water restrictions to reduce invasive species spread-
The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change-
The Conservative Climate Caucus is an all-GOP group aimed at educating fellow Republicans on climate change and advancing market-based policies to counter the Green New Deal and other Democratic proposals.
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Feds Release First Slice of Water Bill Assistance Funds-
Initial distributions will help states, tribes, and territories set up the first-ever federal water bill assistance program.
EPA restoring state and tribal power to protect waterways-
A provision of the Clean Water Act gives states and tribes power to block federal projects that could harm lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands within their borders.
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Congress’s Stealth Water Infrastructure Deal-
The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $350 billion to states, tribes, and local governments. Some of that money is available for upgrading water systems.
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Wolf takes next step to start carbon emissions caps in 2022-
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Tuesday solidified its intention to begin imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants next year as part of a multi-state consortium.
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Water Access: As moratoria on shutoffs end, old problems return to the forefront-
As moratoria expire across the Great Lakes region, advocates say ongoing affordability and debt relief are key.
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A big fight in Lansing over fishing rules on the Great Lakes-
With Great Lakes whitefish in decline, commercial fishers say they’re fighting for survival against state rules that would put them out of business. But recreational fishing advocates say the commercial trade needs more regulation.