Friday, July 31, 2015

GAO Report: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improved Data Collection and Reporting Would Enhance Oversight

<> GAO Report: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improved Data Collection and Reporting Would Enhance Oversight - GAO-15-526, Published: Jul 21, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2015. This, 100-page report examines the (1) amount of federal funds made available for the GLRI and expended for projects; (2) process the Task Force used to identify GLRI work and funding; and (3) information available about GLRI project activities and results.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario

<> Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario - Ontario officials said in a statement that Asian carp, which is considered as the vanquishers of native aquatic species, has been recently found into Lake Ontario. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failures

<> NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failures - The National Wildlife Federation filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S Department of Transportation for the agency's failure in regulating oil pipelines -- the notice of intent to sue is the first legal action in the effort to protect the Great Lakes from two pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beaches

<> Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beaches - Its depth ballooned in June and July because of as much as 400 percent more rainfall in some areas of the Great Lakes watershed this spring and summer.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisors Call For Strengthening Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

<> Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisors Call For Strengthening Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding - The U.S. and Canadian Advisors to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission passed a resolution urging Congress to create legislation permanently establishing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) as a funded program -- they also called upon the Government of Canada to increase its commitment to Great Lakes restoration, commensurate with the U.S. initiative.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Regional commissions seek funding for aggressive Asian carp protection

<> Regional commissions seek funding for aggressive Asian carp protection -Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species is a top priority for regional stakeholders, and the President's budget should reflect this sense of urgency -- the message was conveyed this week to President Obama in a joint letter from the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission urging funding for a robust and aggressive program to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp in the FY 2017 federal budget, now being prepared.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COMMENTARY: Waukesha has alternatives to Lake Michigan water

<> COMMENTARY: Waukesha has alternatives to Lake Michigan water - Waukesha's reliance on state planning laws to justify a request that has neither the best interest of its residents nor the Great Lakes region at heart is irresponsible at best.