Brent Fewell reports on a new court decision that could have enormous implications for agriculture and municipalities located in thirty states. Check out Brent’s blog, Conservefewell, to read about the decision.
When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sounds the alarm about our water resources and infrastructure, you know it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Click Water is Your Business to read the info-graphic.
This weekend, the Council of Great Lakes Governors are meeting on Michigan’s beautiful Mackinac Island. Among the governors in attendance are Republicans Scott Walker (WI), Mike Pence (IN), John Kasich (OH), Tom Corbett (PA), and Rick Snyder (MI). Top of the agenda is protection of the Great Lakes and the threat of invasive species. The […]
The natural gas boom in the United States is responsible for a significant decrease in GHG emissions from our electrical generation section. That boom has been made possible by hydraulic fracturing processes, or as it is commonly called, “fracking”. Just the mention of the word can send any room into hyper-partisan arguments of its risks […]
Representative Candice Miller (R-Michigan) calls for a revaluation of Lake Michigan water withdrawals. Specifically, she points to the withdrawal of water to float the Chicago shipping canal to benefit Mississippi River barge traffic. Great Lakes state harbor communities are faced with record low water levels, and are struggling to fund dredging to keep their harbors […]
Kudos to 13 House Republicans who voted against legislation that bundles together poorly conceived proposals that would weaken clean air, clean water, and public lands protections. Today, the House passed HR 3409. The bill’s advertised purpose is to help the coal industry, but it goes too far with a broadside attack on public health and […]