Jennifer Caddick

Chicago, IL (July 31, 2020) – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021. The bill includes provisions that would advance efforts to keep invasive Asian Carp … Continued

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Chicago, IL (July 29, 2020) – Alliance for the Great Lakes Vice President for Policy Molly Flanagan released this statement in response to the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 by the US House of Representatives: “The Great Lakes region is one step closer to keeping invasive Asian Carp out of the … Continued

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Chicago, IL (July 15, 2020) – Efforts to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes received support from two Congressional committees this week as two bills – Water Resources Development Act of 2020 and FY 2021 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations bill – were advanced out of committee. They include … Continued

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Joint Press Release from Alliance for the Great Lakes, Freshwater Future, Michigan Environmental Council, Ohio Environmental Council Toledo, OH (July 9, 2020) – This morning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners released the 2020 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) for Lake Erie. NOAA predicted a bloom severity of 4.5 … Continued

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Crystal M.C. Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Director for Policy and Strategic Engagement The sounds of vibrant fireworks, smoky barbecues and patriotic parades make people across the nation excited about celebrating the 4th of July and our nation’s freedom from Great Britain’s rule. However for many African Americans, Juneteenth (June 19) is celebrated as … Continued

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Social, racial, and economic justice are inseparable from environmental justice. We cannot achieve our vision of a Great Lakes enjoyed by all when systemic racism, both blatant and covert, is allowed to permeate our society unchecked. We are outraged by the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. We … Continued

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Joint Press Release from Alliance for the Great Lakes, Freshwater Future, and Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund May 14, 2020 (Columbus, OH) – On Thursday, Representative Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) introduced legislation that will ensure clean, safe, affordable water for everyone in Ohio.  Nationwide, more than a third of all households will not be able to … Continued

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March 13, 2020 (Cleveland, OH) – As communities around the Great Lakes region respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, cities and other government entities have take action to halt water shut-offs and restore residential water service. In response, Alliance for the Great Lakes Director of Policy and Strategic Engagement Crystal M.C. Davis issued the following … Continued

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Cleveland, OH (February 13, 2020) – Earlier today, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft 2020 water quality report required by the Clean Water Act. In it, the agency announced its plans to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the western basin of Lake Erie. Western Lake Erie is plagued annually by … Continued

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