Policy

March 24th 2014

FAQs: Waters of the United States Rule

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the Waters of the United States rule? The Waters of the United States rule was issued by the Obama Administration March 25, 2014 to clarify which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. … Continue reading

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March 18th 2014

Organization Sign-on: Ask Secretary Vilsack to Designate the Great Lakes as a Critical Conservation Area

The 2014 Farm Bill was a victory for the Great Lakes region, both because it tied conservation practices with crop insurance subsidies and established the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The RCPP will work with farmers to increase soil and water … Continue reading

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January 29th 2014

Proposed Farm Bill is Good News for Great Lakes Health

On Monday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate released the compromise Farm Bill agreed upon by members of both bodies. The five-year Farm Bill must still be voted on by the Senate, having passed the House … Continue reading

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December 12th 2013

Action Alert: Congress Works to Reinstate Clean Water Act Protections

There is only one day left to call your Representatives, urging them to sign on to support a rule that would reinstate Clean Water Act protections! Some regulatory uncertainty has been created by recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and this … Continue reading

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September 11th 2013

Experts say Lake Michigan is in rough shape

Lake Michigan is ailing. That was the consensus among a panel of scientists convened to assess the lake’s health at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee. Invasive quagga mussels have ravaged Lake Michigan’s food web and are … Continue reading

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