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Tag Archives: Alliance for the Great Lakes

Report proposes dividing Great Lakes, Mississippi

Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a massive engineering project to separate the lakes from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area, describing it as the only sure way to protect both aquatic systems from invasions by destructive species such as Asian carp.

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Coal ash from failed bluff won’t pose significant risk, officials say

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press Milwaukee — Environmental officials say decades-old coal ash hurled from the grounds of a Wisconsin power plant into Lake Michigan during a landslide this week probably doesn’t pose a significant environmental risk. Officials this week ...

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Sewerage district funnels $20 million to ease flooding (UPDATE) (access required)

By Marie Rohde Property owners wanting a flood of relief from sewage backups during heavy rains will see a dribble instead. They also could get a bigger tax bill and may be forced to spend thousands of dollars to fix ...

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EPA seeks public’s input on Great Lakes cleanup

John Flesher AP Environmental Writer Traverse City, MI — Federal officials are preparing for a series of public meetings to discuss President Barack Obama’s initiative to restore the Great Lakes, an ecosystem battered by invasive species, toxic pollution and other ...

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