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Enbridge Threatens Freshwater Drinking Source for Millions of People

10/18/2012 // By Beth Wallace

Today NWF released a report warning of a pipeline hazard beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids are pumped every day […] Read more >

Revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Offers Renewed Guiding Framework for Restoration

9/7/2012 // By Michael Murray

An updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was signed today in Washington, D.C., offering the hope for increased collaborative actions to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The Agreement has been described as a “North Star” guiding protection and restoration […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 20, 2012

7/20/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: 2012 Farm Bill Conservation Programs ‘Essential for Great Lakes Restoration’ July 17 – As the U.S. Congress deliberates the […] Read more >

Like a Bad Horror Flick, Alien Creatures Invade the U.S.

7/20/2012 // By Kelly Wagner

It reads like a bad 1960s horror film—alien creatures taking over the countryside and leaving devastation in their path. Giant snakes, flying fish, voracious rodents, and swarms of birds are making their way to your community! It seems so far-fetched. […] Read more >

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Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

7/19/2012 // By Beth Wallace

A human oil spill, that is! On July 18th, community members from across Michigan participated in the Lansing, Mich., We are the Kalamazoo Human Oil Spill event to memorialize two years passing since the largest and costliest inland oil spill […] Read more >

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Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

7/12/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

If Asian carp invade the Great Lakes, the voracious fish could survive and spread throughout all five of the lakes, according to a new study by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The report found that it would take as few […] Read more >

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

The Verdict is Here for Enbridge Energy Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/10/2012 // By Beth Wallace

For the past two years, Enbridge Energy has been allowed to hide from any serious question about the cause of their 1 million-gallon tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River watershed by simply saying “the investigation is ongoing”. Enbridge was referring […] Read more >

Near Sugar Island - no longer rapids. Photo/Melinda Koslow

Reclaiming Rapids for the Great Lakes

7/9/2012 // By Celia Haven

There is no one quick, easy answer for wildlife conservation. A huge part of the challenge is balancing actions that are good for humans with those that are good for wildlife. Often, these are the same (clean water, clean air, […] Read more >

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Breaking News: Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for 2010 Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/3/2012 // By Beth Wallace

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced yesterday that it is issuing $3.7 million in civil penalties and 24 enforcement actions against Enbridge Energy for the 2010 tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

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Is the Great Lakes Region Ready for a Fracking Boom?

6/21/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Sara Gosman, a water resources attorney for National Wildlife Federation. In the past few years, the Great Lakes region has seen a surge of interest in natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing. This controversial […] Read more >