Great Lakes Today

Trump again seeks to slash Great Lakes funding

Feb 12, 2018

Released Monday, the budget outline reduces Great Lakes funding by 90 percent -- to just $30 million.  The money is used for projects like cleaning up pollution, protecting wildlife and rebuilding wetlands.

Waterways Conference Evaluates Great Lakes Development, Success.

Icy Great Lakes cause concern for shipping, safety

Jan 4, 2018

Over the past two winters, there wasn’t much ice cover on the Great Lakes. That changed with this month’s deep freeze.

What will 2018 bring for the Great Lakes?

Jan 2, 2018
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In 2017, President Trump proposed cutting $300 million for Great Lakes projects. That money stayed in the federal budget, but as a new year begins, environmental advocates have lots of concerns – including cuts to the EPA. 

Report: NY sewer overflows totaled billions of gallons

Dec 7, 2017

The problem of sewer overflows affects the entire Great Lakes region. More than 182 municipalities have systems that can release untreated sewage during big storms, the Environmental Protection Agency says.