Friday, March 14, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Michigan State University is launching The Great Lakes Clean Communities Network (GLCCN) - The GLCCN basin-wide initiative is a dynamic networking of organizations, online tools, datasets, and models that can be used to generate new ideas, share best practices and approaches for managing environmental problems. GLCCN will be available this summer.

<> Press Coverage of President Obama's 2015 Budget and the Great Lakes - President Obama budget for fiscal year 2015 came out last week, and both the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund received cuts. Below is a compilation of press coverage on the President's budget and how the cuts would hurt the Great Lakes. Background The GLRI was started by President Obama to provide funding to help restore and protect

<> Red Cliff Wants to Remove More Barrels From Lake Superior, Funding Unclear - After pulling 25 barrels from Lake Superior and years of research, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says their preliminary data shows there is no immediate concern regarding water safety but they want to pull more barrels despite questions about funding.

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