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March 12th 2014

EPA Administrator McCarthy on Great Lakes: ‘We Have to all Rally for What’s Important’

Last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed more than 150 Great Lakes supporters in Washington, D.C., as part of Great Lakes Days. The keynote address was sponsored by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and the Great Lakes Commission. You … Continue reading

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July 16th 2012

National Park Service teams with scientists to develop ballast water treatment system for Isle Royale Ferry

The ferry that transports visitors to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior no longer poses a threat of transporting invasive species between the pristine island and its mainland port in Michigan. That’s because the National Park Service has installed … Continue reading

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December 1st 2011

EPA Releases Vessel General Permit to Improve Regulations on Ballast Discharges

ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES – GREAT LAKES UNITED – HEALING OUR WATERS-GREAT LAKES COALITION – NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION – NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   For Immediate Release December 1, 2011 EPA Releases Vessel General Permit to Improve Regulations on … Continue reading

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July 29th 2011

Great Lakes $50 Million Funding Boost Remains Undermined by Ballast Boondoggle

Some good news emerged this week in the effort to improve Great Lakes restoration funding in the 2012 House Interior-EPA funding bill. The House passed an amendment offered by Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to add $50 million to the Great … Continue reading

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July 22nd 2011

Coalition Opposes Provision that Strips Funding from States that are Taking Action on Invasive Species

There are a lot of reasons to oppose the U.S. House Interior and EPA spending bill that is expected to come to a floor vote as early as next week. The bill guts funding to essential Great Lakes restoration programs. … Continue reading

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