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March 13, 2017
Friends and family of the Alliance’s Young Professional Council gathered to celebrate the group’s first ever fundraiser, held at Patagonia Magnificent Mile last weekend.
March 13, 2017
“We’ve seen numerous news reports this morning that the Trump Administration may propose massive reductions in funding for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and essential programs within the agency, including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Gutting the U.S.
February 19, 2016
Good afternoon. My name is Molly Flanagan. I’m Vice President of Policy at the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
January 8, 2016
An application by the city of Waukesha, Wis., to divert Great Lakes water was forwarded by Wisconsin today to the governors of the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian premiers.
December 20, 2015
The Alliance for the Great Lakes applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote today to adopt the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 and encourages President Obama to sign the bill into law when it reaches the White House. We thank Sens.
December 19, 2015
The U.S. House and Senate passed a 2016 federal omnibus budget today that includes important Great Lakes priorities to protect clean water, prevent new invasive species and help keep Great Lakes beaches and rivers healthy and safe for people and wildlife.
October 16, 2015
July 11, 2015
A new, independent analysis released today shows that Waukesha, Wisconsin can provide clean drinking water to its residents without diverting water from Lake Michigan.
July 9, 2015
The Compact Implementation Coalition will hold a press briefing announcing an alternative plan to Waukesha’s Great Lakes water diversion application Thursday, July 9th at 10:00am.
June 26, 2015
Today the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) publicly released its draft review of the City of Waukesha's request to divert water from Lake Michigan — a move that could have ramifications for how the eight-state region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Y
June 18, 2015
The governors and premiers of the Great Lakes met the weekend of June 12, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec. Joel Brammeier, Alliance president and CEO, was in attendance and shared his reflections on the event in the note to supporters below.
May 9, 2015
Solving the nutrient crisis facing the Great Lakes requires an all hands on deck approach.
Groups applaud Asian Carp bill as important step forward; urge regional support
February 27, 2015
Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Candice Miller today introduced the Defending Our Great Lakes Act, an important step forward in efforts to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Groups call for healthy Lake Erie free from harmful algal blooms
February 26, 2015
The Great Lakes Commission, an interstate agency with representatives appointed by the governors and premiers of all Great Lakes states and provinces, meets today in Washington, DC about six months after nearly 500,000 residents of the Toledo area faced a drinking water ban lasting more than two days because a massive toxic algal bloom made water from Lake Erie unsafe to drink.
A Great Lakes agenda for the new Congress
January 23, 2015
Support for Great Lakes restoration funding and protection against Asian carp are key Great Lakes priorities for the new Congress, with algae-promoting nutrient pollution topping a list of issues to watch with wary eye. The Alliance reached out to congressional members this week with a lineup of Great Lakes priorities needing their attention in 2015.
December 21, 2014
An impressive group of Michigan eighth graders set out this fall to discourage classmates and even some business owners from using cosmetics and household products containing harmful microbeads.