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Protecting the “Incredible Bounty We’ve Been Blessed With”

3/6/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Recently, tribal leaders, landowners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, business owners and government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for the White House Conservation Conference. Tourism and outdoor recreation, coastal conservation, river restoration and hunting and fishing were important topics of discussion, as […] Read more >

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Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

2/21/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean freighters that access the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence […] Read more >

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

1/24/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the opportunity to speak publically as a representative of the National […] Read more >

Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act

11/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s another nasty assault on America’s wetlands, waters and wildlife. The Dirty Water Rider, designed to handcuff the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, is creeping its way through the Senate. This misguided amendment, introduced  by Senators […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

10/13/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered to help make Great Lakes restoration successful. Here are a […] Read more >

Lake Michigan beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan

Healing Our Waters in Motown: Great Lakes Restoration Conference

10/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Motown is known for great music and keeping things moving on the assembly line. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are keeping things moving in Detroit to protect a unique and precious natural resource in the region. […] Read more >

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Taking Your Support for Clean Air to Boston

7/14/2011 // By Carol Oldham

Who cares about clean air? As it turns out, lots and lots of people. If you didn’t (yet) write to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for strong air pollution limits, you probably are related to someone who did, or you […] Read more >

Tar Sands – EPA Says State Dept Did Inadequate Risk Review

6/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Keystone XL second environmental impact statement is “inadequate” according to a document released by the Environmental Protection Agency today. Over 260,000 Americans wrote to the State Department in opposition to the controversial pipeline.  State is in charge of permitting […] Read more >

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standard- Show your Support by sending a Comment Today!

6/6/2011 // By Alex Costakis

A while back, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever standards for mercury and other air toxics emissions from coal-fired plants. When I first heard that these pollutants had never been regulated before, I was shocked! Surely they […] Read more >

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[Video] Don’t Let Mercury Silence the Loons’ Call

6/3/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Have you ever heard a Common Loon yodel? What about hoot, wail or tremolo? Not sure what a tremolo is? Or let’s rewind—not even sure what a Common Loon is? The Common Loon (also known as the Great Northern Diver […] Read more >