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Lake Wars: Dispatch from the Lake Erie Front

2/7/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Last October, I put the finishing touches on my last salvo ina 6-month legal battle to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping massive amounts of nutrient-laden sediment in Lake Erie in 2010 — up to 800,000 cubic …

Another Round in the Fight for Clean Water: Court decision leaves wetlands vulnerable to development

2/1/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Last week another sideways step was taken in the long struggle to clarify which waters receive Clean Water Act protections in light of recent confusing and controversial Supreme Court decisions.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia issued a …

A New Year’s Resolution: Protecting the Nation’s Waters for Wildlife

12/17/2010 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we call upon the Obama Administration to resolve  to fix the broken Clean Water Act by restoring protection to the Nation’s wetlands, lakes, and streams that wildlife and people depend on. When Congress …

Yep, There’s Something in the Water

2/10/2010 // By Kolleen Kawa

 The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was created to ensure protection of the public’s drinking water supply. BUT, not all processes that introduce pollutants into water are being supervised right now. In fact, since 2005, the process of hydraulic fracturing—used …

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

8/19/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you and your loved ones. Sadly, this moment of reflection is …

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

4/7/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now faces and–remarkably–many seem to be struggling to do the right …

Great Lakes, Raw Sewage, New Jobs and You

2/23/2009 // By Jennifer Janssen

How are the Great Lakes, raw sewage, new jobs and you related? Well, this week, National Wildlife Federation supporters like you are in our Capitol asking our leaders to restore the Great Lakes. That means saving them from every lake’s …

Historic Great Lakes Protections Become Law!

10/15/2008 // By Jennifer Janssen

Less than two weeks ago, President Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Compact, ensuring the protection of one of our country’s most important natural resources! The Compact culminates 10 years worth of collaboration between conservation groups, government agencies, businesses …

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