Tag Archive: Alliance for the Great Lakes

Oct 29

Going Against the Flow

Joel Brammeier Asian carp meeting

Restoring the original flow of the Chicago River could be the best way to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes—listen up for the scoop: Chicago’s going against the flow…again. More than a century ago, the direction of the Chicago River was reversed to move the city’s wastewater away from Lake Michigan. The …

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Sep 07

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states: We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of water …

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Sep 09

Oil and Water: Not a Great Mix for Great Lakes

A recently introduced bill could ban vessels shipping crude oil in the Great Lakes. Listen up: “The Great Lakes, in addition to being this great source of fresh water, are also a global oil refining hub,” explains Joel Brammeier, president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. He says pressure to move more crude oil …

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