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Great Lakes restoration is producing huge dividends

5/16/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mi., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to […] Read more >

Midwest Youth at the top of their game this year at Power Shift 2011

4/29/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This year, at the Energy Action Coalition’s national Power Shift 2011 conference, the Midwest brought a huge delegation of motivated young leaders ready to fight and win the battle for a 100% clean energy economy and a more sustainable future. […] Read more >

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Feds’ action on Asian carp crisis doesn’t meet rhetoric

4/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials were in Chicago this week to tell us once again what a great job they’re doing to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. I appreciate the work of government employees who are trying to keep these […] Read more >

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President Obama flirting with a Great Lakes disaster

3/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Obama’s 2012 budget would cut funding for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes, a move that would devastate the lakes’ $7 billion fishery. The president has proposed cutting $3 million from the $18.7 million spent annually by the […] Read more >

Chicago’s Sewer Woes Highlight a Serious Great Lakes Problem

3/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Chicago may be the new poster child for failing sewer systems in the Great Lakes basin. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that the city’s Deep Tunnel System, a $3 billion project that was supposed to halt the discharge of […] Read more >

Public Demand for Offshore Wind is Building

3/8/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Americans are ready to get serious about renewable energy.  Today, NWF joined over 120 national, regional, and local organizations in sending a letter to President Obama calling for rapid, responsible development of our offshore wind energy resources. While battles rage […] Read more >

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“Bite-Sized” Solutions For Climate Change May Not Be Enough

11/17/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Last month, President Obama told the National Journal that he plans to address climate and energy through a suite of “bite-sized” policies smaller and less complex than a comprehensive bill: “[W]e still need an energy policy in this country. I […] Read more >

President Obama: I Miss My Green Hour

7/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Why’s it so important for parents & their kids to spend time outdoors? For President Obama, it’s as simple as having some time to think.
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Federal Government Moves to Slash Its Emissions & Energy Costs

1/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

The White House today revealed details of a plan to slash the federal government’s energy usage. The move is expected to cut the federal government’s global warming pollution 28% by the end of this decade. It will also save taxpayers […] Read more >