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September 21st 2012

Great Lakes resources support $14 billion economy

It’s no secret that the Great Lakes are the backbone of the region’s economy; a new report quantifies a portion of their tremendous economic value. In 2009, 273,410 people were employed in businesses that depend on Great Lakes resources, earning $6.9 … Continue reading

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February 29th 2012

Video: Algae crisis hurting Lake Erie, Ohio’s economy

Lake Erie has been plagued by toxic algae blooms for the past three years. The problem is due largely to phosphorus draining off farm fields and flowing into the lake, where it fuels the growth of toxic algae.

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October 27th 2011

Report: Upgrading infrastructure would stimulate economy, create jobs, improve water quality

Upgrading America’s water infrastructure would create 1.9 million jobs and add $265 billion to the economy, according to a new report. The report, “Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs and Greening the Environment,” was produced by American Rivers, Green For All … 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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June 7th 2011

U.S. House Sets Appropriations Schedule

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives recently released a schedule of when the legislative body will take up some of the 12 appropriations bills that comprise the 2012 budget.

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