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Great Lakes Environmental Articles
January-May 2002


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5/30 - ACTION ALERT: Protect the Clean Water Act!
5/30 - Great Lakes Region and Texas are Worst North American Polluters
5/29 - Great Lakes Protection Gets Boost From New Website
5/26 - Ecological work halted from DNR cutbacks (MN)
5/25 - Milwuakee Sewage Causes Illinois Beach Closings (WI)(IL)
5/24 - EPA touts pollution trading as clean water fix
5/22 - New Study Shows Fish Declines From Global Warming
5/21 - Wisconsin Wetlands ACTION ALERT (WI)
5/21 - County Opposes Wilderness Destroying Powerline (WI)
5/20 - Binational scientists discuss Lake Erie botulism
5/19 - Riverfront projects get top ratings (OH)
5/17 - PCB-affected canal creates health worries (MI)
5/17 - Lakefront Owners Call Leasing Changes 'Window Dressing' (OH)
5/17 - High Mercury Levels Are Found in Rain Samples (MI)
5/16 - Lake Water Levels Are Back to Normal - Maybe (NY)
5/16 - Great Lakes' Water Levels Rise
5/15 - Local Environmental News Briefs (MN)
5/14 - 150 projects halted for army corps review
5/14 - Bottler taps Michigan Spring
5/14 - Consortium Seeks Grant For Water-Testing Devices (MI)
5/14 - Scientists aim to prevent spread of zebra mussels from New York reservoir
5/13 - 'Ugly Black Bird' Bedevils Lakes (WI)
5/13 - Great Lakes utilities causing premature death
5/13 - Environmental groups denounce Bush's changes to Clean Water Act
5/13 - Federal study will seek toxins in drinking water
5/12 - Judge says Bush plan violates Clean Water Act
5/12 - Michigan starts war for water
5/12 - Lures may control lamprey-parasite fish
5/12 - Shipwreck Enthusiasts, Bird-Watchers Trying to Smooth Ruffled Feathers (MI)
5/11 - Michigan residents to help with PCB cleanup
5/11 - Officials narrow search for suspects in Great Lakes oil spill
5/11 - Cities Struggle to Fix Outdated Sewers
5/10 - Poison in the Tackle Box
5/10 - Great Lakes Backers Seek Restoration Funds
5/10 - New York Struggles With Superfund Problems
5/9 - Will power lines be put under Great Lakes?
5/9 - Two Great Lakes nuclear power plants worry US regulators
5/9 - Funding and citizen involvement are keys to environmental health (MI)
5/9 - Lakefront Project Could Make Waves (WI)
5/8 - Fouled waterway list soars to 485 in Indiana
5/8 - Air quality gets failing grade in eastern WI
5/8 - Roadless Rule removal may put forests at risk
5/8 - Bush Administration Told By Congress and Court
5/7 - National Academy of Sciences: Pesticide may be cause of many frog mutations
5/7 - Balance Jobs and Environment (MI)
5/7 - Aqua Satellite Blasts Into Orbit
5/7 - Start Seeking Federal Money to Save Farmland (IN)
5/7 - EPA Cracks Down on Ethanol Plants
5/6 - New lake threat: Asian carp
5/5 - Local Environmental News Briefs (MN)
5/5 - 94 Waterways May Be Reclassified (WI)
5/5 - Bush's Major Modification of Clean Water Act
5/4 - Jumping in to Preserve a Marsh (WI)
5/4 - New Satellites will track movement of earth's water
5/3 - Croaky Serenade: It's Prime Time to Tune in for Frog Songs (WI)
5/3 - State effort launched to repair wetland area (NY)
5/2 - Grand Rapids water treatement plant to become lab (MN)
5/1 - Critics condemn plan to ship nuclear waste across Lake Michigan
5/1 - System Will Boost Pollution, Group Says (ON)
5/1 - Clean Water Network Status Report
5/1 - $22.5 Million sought to combat fatal deer disease (WI)
4/30 - Local chemical plant was one of region's top polluters (OH)
4/30 - State's sewer repair fund may fall short (MI)
4/29 - Forum to Explore Lake Ontario Shore Woes (NY)
4/29 - GLA Program Simplifies Ecology For Kids (MN)
4/29 - Foreign water flea hits Ontario lakes (ON)
4/28 - Commission created to enhance state canals (NY)
4/28 - Washington Island Faces Crossroads (WI)
4/27 - Crews recover most of oil spilled in rivers (MI)
4/26 - Wisconsin to cull deer in bid to curb disease
4/25 - Pesticide blamed for frog mutations
4/25 - Causeway Water Level Down, But Only For A Few Weeks (MI)
4/25 - Smelt Run Speeds Up (MN)
4/25 - Communities Push For Clean Rouge River (MI)
4/24 - DNR Thinks Big For Northerns (MN)
4/24 - Pollution Testing Ship to Mark Earth Day Next to Historic Old Fort Niagara (NY)
4/24 - Critics say EPA water protection plans are weak
4/24 - State Will Test Up to 15,000 More Deer (WI)
4/24 - Bill Would Bar Hudson Sediment Dumping in Niagara County (NY)
4/24 - A Better Water Plan (MI)
4/23 - It Happens! And These Farms Know What to Do (MI)
4/23 - Colin Powell May Intervene In Well Project (MI)
4/23 - Defiance Struggles to Stem Sewage (OH)
4/20 - Experts say alien species are still entering Great Lakes
4/19 - Ontario to reward businesses for strong environmental track record
4/19 - Environmentalists Concerned About Nuclear Waste Transport (WI)
4/18 - DNR seeks to grow trophy pike in Northern MN
4/17 - DNR: State's Wolf Population Grows to 320 (WI)
4/16 - Community-Supported Farm Grows Crops the Old-Fashioned Way (MI)
4/16 - DEQ Officials Hear Comments On Environment At Open House (MI)
4/16 - Islands take worst of spill (ON)
4/16 - Three Plants Spew Bulk of Pollutants (ON)
4/16 - Amendment would drastically reduce NEPA process
4/15 - Massive oil spill spurs criminal investigation (MI)
4/13 - Water institute gets $2 million for expansion (WI)
4/12 - Bush proposes sweeping cuts to water quality programs
4/11 - Home Depot Defends Site Plan (MI)
4/11 - Environmental Hazard: Crews Contain Oil Spills on Two Fronts (MI)
4/11 - Environment Canada Police Handed Evidence of Montreal Toxics (ON)
4/10 - Wind may provide Grand Rapids with power (MI)
4/7 - Conservationist Says Seek Accord (MI)
4/6 - Birdwatchers, Shipwreck Buffs Seek Deal in Fight Over Revered Sight (MI)
4/6 - Lakes Pollution (MI)
4/5 - McQuade safe harbor project would harm Duluth (MN)
4/4 - Farmer's Request to Halt Development is Rejected (MI)
4/4 - More power plant emissions could drop lake levels
4/3 - Alien Species Poised to Hit Lakes
4/2 - Great Lakes water levels on the rise
3/26 - Preservation of Wetlands at Heart of State Debate (IN)
3/25 - Quarries Lowering Water Levels, Study Says (MI)
3/25 - Lack of Permits Swamps Project at Eagle Creek (IN)
3/25 - Clean Up the State's Polluted Waterways (IN)
3/25 - Proposed Bill Will Promote Dirty Water (WI)
3/25 - National Clean Water Network News
3/24 - Interim Wetland Regulations Ruled Unlawful (IN)
3/23 - Guarding the Water (MI)
3/22 - Praxair Cleanup Raises Specter of Deadly Toxins (NY)
3/22 - Duluth to Study Streams (MN)

3/22 - UN Warns of Water Shortage by 2025
3/21 - Developer Proposes Hallett Project (MN)
3/21 - Senate Rejects More Clean, Renewable Electricity
3/20 - Lake's Drilling Ban On Way to Engler (MI)
3/20 - Much of Valley Water Polluted (IN)
3/20 - House OK's Bill to Ban Lake Drilling (MI)
3/20 - Environmentalist Links Body, Planet Health
3/20 - What's in That Water?
3/20 - Tighter Manure Rules Will Safeguard Water (IN)
3/20 - Pennsylvania Seeks Action on Interstate Waste (PA)
3/20 - Dow to cleanse St. Clair River (MI)
3/19 - Keep Your Trash (MI)
3/19 - PCBs in Macomb County Drain Could Be Among the Nation's Worst (MI)
3/19 - New Plant Has 2nd Sewage Spill in Six Months (ON)
3/18 - Plans to Burn PCB Waste called Risky (ON)
3/18 - Canada Failing to Inform U.S. of Trash Imports
3/16 - NAFTA Dispute Resolution Flawed, Experts Say
3/15 - Protecting Great Lakes parks from personal watercraft
3/15 - Bald eagle sightings down due to weather (MI)
3/14 - High concentrations of PCBs found in Harper (MI)
3/14 - State Seeks Approval of Sewer Upgrade Project (WI)
3/14 - Lake Huron becomes nuclear waste site- next Yucca Mountain?
3/14 - Stowaway eggs could bring next invader to Great Lakes
3/13 - More Drain Tests Sought (MI)
3/13 - Household products are contaminating the water
3/13 - Great Lakes levels expected to rise (MI)
3/13 - List of proposed waterfront trail projects for Lake Ontario
3/13 - New coastal zone saves land, spurs growth (MI)
3/13 - Warmer winter is shrinking lakes' ice cover
3/13 - When the army owns the weather
3/13 - Taft balks at tax help for utilities (OH)
3/13 - Wildlife refuge crosses international borders
3/12 - Stop waste in our waters
3/12 - MN Power looks to increase pollution (MN)
3/12 - Study connects smog to illness
3/12 - Hole found in cap at nuclear power plant (OH)
3/12 - Largemouth bass virus spreading in Great Lakes
3/12 - Court rules on Fish and Wldlife funding dispute (MI)
3/11 - Largest garbage incinerator in Great Lakes opposed
3/10 - Disputes between activists and developers continue in Ann Arbor (MI)
3/10 - Preservation of wetlands at heart of state debate (IN)
3/10 - State considers raising park fees (IN)
3/10 - Wanted: Lake View With Room to Breathe (MI)
3/9 - 20 percent of septic tanks leaking into waterways (MI)
3/9 - Modern windmills clear air
3/8 - Slashing of Water Quality Programs
3/8 - Ruling jeopordizes vast number of wetlands (IN)
3/7 - Gull droppings tied to E. coli
3/5 - Local Environmental News Briefs (MN)
3/5 - McQuade project would harm Duluth (MN)
3/5 - Interim wetland regulations ruled unlawful (IN)
3/4 - Incinerating Fox River PCBs (WI)
3/3 - Bush's answer to Kyoto relies too much on incentives
3/3 - Portside power plant in Thunder Bay a possiblility (ON)
3/3 - Problems with road salt
3/2 - Defiance struggles to stem sewage (OH)
3/1 - Neighborhood planning groups left without direction (MN)
2/28 - ACTION ALERT - Clean Water Network News
2/27 - Farmers urged to practice conservation (OH)
2/26 - Sawyer County reaffirms opposition of powerline (WI)
2/26 - Duluth Council approves McQuade harbor (MN)
2/25 - Neighborhoods Keep Planning (MN)
2/24 - Schools and Sewers (MI)
2/22 - Local Environmental News Briefs (MN)
2/22 - Senate problems with IJC (MI)
2/21 - Legislature Has Broad Support For Fixing Infrastructure (MI)
2/21 - Gary tackles stormwater problem (IN)
2/20 - Provinces divided over global warming pact (ON)
2/20 - Ruling limits water draw from Tay River (ON)
2/20 - Highland Park land preserve is biggest in 20 years (IL)
2/20 - Dredging Indiana Harbor (IN)
2/19 - Farmers like new ersosion control program (MI)
2/19 - Mining companies get special environmental treatment (WI)
2/19 - Mild winter creates new view for bird watchers (WI)
2/19 - DNR debates whether fishing rules have become too complex (MN)
2/19 - Controlled fire planned to restore Lake Huron marsh (MI)
2/19 - Biological Pollution
2/18 - Big Hydro Producers Could Miss Out In U.S.
2/18 - Lab may have faked drinking water safety test results (ON)
2/18 - Big hydro producers could miss out in U.S. (ON)
2/17 - Dept. of Ag to spray National Forest for Gypsy Moths (WI)
2/16 - State Plan to Relax Dioxin Soil Limits Draws Heat (MI)
2/15 - Lawmakers endorse tougher poaching laws (MN)
2/14 - Senate's farm bill doubles conservation spending
2/14 - Bush unveils global warming plans
2/14 - Bald eagles making comeback in region (ON)
2/14 - Bush to Unveil Global Warming, Pollution Plans
2/14 - Senate bans slant drilling (MI)
2/14 - Smart growth panel to plot Ontario's future
2/14 - Smart Growth may be smoke and mirrors (ON)
2/13 - Lakeshore line is slipping into Lake Erie (ON)
2/13 - Mayor Declares City Water Safe (ON)
2/12 - Strengthening the Species at Risk Law (ON)
2/11 - Large Farms Could Get Tax Breaks By Keeping Land In Agriculture (OH)
2/11 - National Lakeshore research center coming (IN)
2/11 - Large farms could get tax breaks keeping land in agriculture (OH)
2/11 - National Lakeshore Research Center on the Horizon (IN)
2/10 - Scientists Keeping Count of Mayflies
2/10 - Sludge Oozes to the Center of a Debate (IL)
2/10 - Low Lakes May Be Blowin' In the Wind
2/10 - Sludge debate in Chicago (IL)
2/10 - Scientists keeping tabs on mayflies
2/10 - Wind increases in Great Lakes could be sign of global warming
2/8 - DNR suspends work on golf course conversion (MN)
2/8 - Great Lakes bottled water stirs debate (MI)
2/8 - Biologists discover "extinct" fish- silver trobe
2/8 - ACTION ALERT - Roadless Rule Problems Resurface
2/8 - Bush seeks cuts in clean water initiatives
2/8 - Leaders pledge water diversion protection this year
2/8 - Will Bruce County Become Canada's Yucca Mountain (ON)
2/8 - Citizens succeed in getting agency to assess ATV impacts (MN)
2/8 - Ventura calls for state to quintuple wind energy (MN)
2/7 - Sierra Club seeks to block aspen logging in Midwest
2/7 - New DNR head is friend to sportsmen (IN)
2/7 - Litter- Presque Isle's nastiest bug (PA)
2/7 - Bacteria may eat pollutants from U.S. Steel plants
2/7 - Detroit looks to bottle and sell its water
2/7 - Construction of water pipelines contributes to sprawl (NY)
2/6 - ACTION ALERT - Seeking more money for stream buffers
2/6 - DNR having difficulty monitoring moose (MN)
2/5 - Douglas County Rejects Arrowhead-Weston Powerline Plan (WI)
2/5 - Keweenaw ski hill pollution permits (MI)
2/5 - Committee will monitor tumors on fish in Presque Isle Bay
2/5 - When the Army Owns the Weather
2/5 - Gas lobby dismisses Great Lakes drilling criticisms
2/5 - Michigan opposes Erie gas drilling
2/4 - Lakefront rehab plan gets rocky reception (IL)
2/4 - Governor sets high standards for land preservation (NY)
2/3 - Leaders request development of brownfield sites (MI)
2/3 - DNR creates most stringent pollution runoff rules in the nation (WI)
2/3 - Wastewater treatment plants strain to meet state standards (MI)
2/3 - Lake drilling warrants further study (ON)
2/2 - City code will not allow wind farm to be built (WI)
2/2 - U.S. ranks poorly for environmental health
2/2 - Local study finds problems with Canada's lake drilling (OH)
2/1 - Sludge plant draws fire for lake pollution (IL)
2/1 - Fish-eating cormorants create problems
2/1 - Judge orders DNR study of Perrier site (WI)
2/1 - Opponents rush to fight nuclear bill (OH)
2/1 - Ohio Senator Ranks With Poorest Environmental Record
2/1 - Michigan needs a tough water policy
1/31 - ACTION ALERT: Protect Clean Air Act and Farm Environment
1/31 - ACTION ALERT: Clean Water Proclamation Campaign
1/30 - Men who eat toxic fish likely to have boys
1/30 - House panel hears testimony on wetlands bills (IN)
1/30 - Beetles used to control dunes invasive plants (IN)
1/29 - Climate change could devastate U.S. wetlands
1/29 - Engler may finally embrace drilling ban (MI)
1/29 - Second gypsy moth infestation is discovered in Twin Cities (MN)
1/29 - ACTION ALERT: Protect the Headwaters of Lake Superior
1/29 - ACTION ALERT: Protect the Border Lakes (MN)
1/28 - Task force reports state of the Great Lakes
1/28 - Report accuses DNR of lax pollution control (WI)
1/28 - Hydro privatization policy reversed (ON)
1/28 - EPA wants owners to register storm drainage wells
1/28 - A National Strategy to Restore Estuarine Habitat
1/28 - EPA plans watershed protection program
1/28 - The need for national water standards (ON)
1/28 - Learning from Walkerton's E.coli tragedy (MI)
1/28 - Local environmental news briefs (MN)
1/28 - Low water shouldn't affect walleye spawning (MI)
1/28 - The Year They Cancelled Winter (ON)
1/27 - Lichens used to determine effects of Hydro station (ON)
1/27 - Second E. coli report more important (ON)
1/27 - Shrinking Great Lakes threaten Michigan Way of Life
1/27 - Congressman presses EPA to stop Detroit waste well (MI)
1/26 - Great Lakes Water Levels At Lowest Level in 35 Years
1/26 - Oakland turns to technology to monitor lake levels (MI)
1/25 - Preserving the Great Lakes from drilling
1/25 - The Request To Ban Great Lakes Drilling (ON)
1/25 - Water contamination runs rampant in Ontario
1/25 - Privatizing Ontario Hydro (ON)
1/25 - University predicts record Great Lakes drought
1/25 - Fund to help trusts acquire property (WI)
1/25 - Lawmakers struggle over compensation for low water levels (MI)
1/24 - Murphy Oil Refinery must cut sulfur emissions (WI)
1/24 - Conservation Corps may be cut (MN)
1/24 - Mild winter weather bad for lake levels (MI)
1/24 - Toronto Trash Plan Won't Face Review (ON)
1/23 - Muskegon Lakefront Proposal (MI)
1/23 - Developer, state downplay worries over Mi-Ro site (MI)
1/23 - Overcoming the drinking water problem (ON)
1/23 - Environmentalists find toxic slick in St.Lawrence River (ON)
1/23 - Grand Rapids Massive Power Plant (MN)
1/23 - State Senate says protect Grat Lakes (MI)
1/23 - Commission to present growth study (MI)

1/22 - Inspection of Milwaukee Sewage Tunnels for Pollution Source (WI)
1/22 - Earthquakes caused by waste liquid deposits (OH)
1/22 - A new view of energy security- Senator Kerry
1/21 - Testing of new mercury controls for power plants (WI)
1/21 - White House relaxes wetlands protection regulations
1/21 - Coalition targets state's environment (MI)
1/21 - Division of Wildlife resolves to be user-friendly (OH)
1/21 - Warm temperatures push lake levels down (ON)
1/20 - Studying Water Disasters (ON)
1/20 - Lower lakes mean less electricity for New York
1/20 - Mille Lacs walleye quota- group doubts DNR (MN)
1/19 - Ecosystem Crisis Looms over North America
1/19 - Wildlife refuge signed into law (MI)
1/19 - PCB incinerator could be billed in Ontario mining town
1/19 - Some Minnesotans cursing mild winter weather
1/19 - Antrim County boosts wetland protection (MI)
1/18 - Manitoba Hydro Public Hearings Set (ON)
1/18 - Fury as E.coli report leaked (ON)
1/18 - Xcel sseks new lines for wind power (MN)
1/18 - DNR supports robotic waterfolw decoys (MN)
1/17 - Tent caterpillars munched 7.7 million acres in Minnesota
1/17 - Yellow perch harvest cut in Geen Bay (WI)
1/17 - Law may help polluters, MP complains (ON)
1/17 - Growers say pesticed regulations are too strict
1/17 - Most in Toronto worry about clean air (ON)
1/17 - Feds aim at fish-eating cormorants
1/16 - Ontario polluters could face $10,000 fines
1/16 - Senate task force unveils Great Lakes agenda
1/16 - Tribe sues to block South Fox Island land exchange (MI)
1/16 - EPA awards grant to Findley Lake Nature Center (PA)
1/15 - Shift of capital cost of water pipeline sought (WI)
1/15 - Money granted for lake projects (PA)
1/15 - European report uses Great Lakes as case study
1/15 - Michigan seeks clout over topics on lakes
1/15 - Landmark Off-highway decision in Cass County (MN)
1/14 - Wetlands rules relaxing from undelivered report
1/14 - Bush Administration Weakens Clean Water Act
1/14 - Group wants permits to build floating pier (MI)
1/13 - Cormorant Controls Encouraged
1/13 - Park restoration will bring back nature (MI)
1/13 - Fish-eating birds are having impact on Great Lakes
1/10 - Oakland Commissioner plans to combine drainage districts (MI)
1/10 - New Baltimore tops list for closed beaches in 2001 (MI)
1/10 - ACTION ALERT - Protect Isolated Waters and Wetlands
1/10 - New technique will test Lake St.Clair mercury
1/10 - Mild winter exposes Lake Michigan to risk of low levels
1/10 - Cormorants rarely seen in lakes until recent years
1/9 - Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Steelmaker (MI)
1/9 - US may weaken power plant clean air regulations
1/9 - Six states threaten to sue Bush over clean air standards
1/9 - Mild winter threatens Great Lakes water level
1/9 - New method for controlling invasive species in ballast water
1/8 - Local environmental news briefs (MN)
1/8 - Endagered butterfly may be sign of collapsing ecosystem
1/8 - Shrinking Water Supply
1/8 - Holland looks for increased water treatment (MI)
1/8 - Fishermen want predatory birds controlled (MI)
1/8 - Pollution Free Buildings (MN)
1/8 - GOP floats tough rules for Lakes (MI)
1/7 - Groups want to buy duneland (MI)
1/7 - Nitrogen Gas Could Kill Exotic Species
1/7 - ACTION ALERT - Apostle Islands Wilderness Desigantion (WI)
1/6 - Death rate reported high in Windsor
1/5 - Bush Reverses Clinton Environmental Policies
1/5 - ACTION ALERT- Respond to DNR's EAW (MN)
1/4 - Erie's water levels may end 5-year fall (OH)
1/4 - Twin Cities sites get state cleanup grants (MN)
1/4 - Concerns deepen at persistent lake level
1/3 - Fishery ban reports spark crisis (ON)
1/3 - Pollution finger pointed at farmers (ON)
1/2 - Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Created
1/2 - ACTION ALERT: Protecting Roadless Areas
1/2 - Future water shortages could foster new conflicts
1/2 - New technique will detect dangerous mercury levels (MI)
1/2 - Mayor Vetoes City Council Spirit Mountain Decision (MN)
1/1 - The Ten Worst Corporations of 2001

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