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Toledo Blade: Report Proposes Plan to Deter Asian Carp From Entering Great Lakes

Report Proposes Plan to Deter Asian Carp From Entering Great Lakes by Tom Henry The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending the electrical barrier near Chicago that has been used to deter Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan be augmented with complex noise, water jets, an engineered channel, and other structural improvements such as

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EPA Gets Earful about delaying Critical Public Health & Environmental Rules

by Ann Mesnikoff  Twice in July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heard from a variety of voices from across the nation saying, “Stop letting polluters off the hook when it comes to protecting clean air and clean water — both are fundamental to our health and well-being!” Here’s an update on the action in the

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Great Lakes Now: Chicago Group Files Suit Over Lake Erie Pollution

Great Lakes Now Chicago Group Files Suit Over Lake Erie Pollution By Gary Wilson With the peak algae season nearing, pressure is mounting on the federal government and Ohio to be more aggressive in combating nutrient pollution from farms that discharge to Lake Erie. Last week the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) filed

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Environmentalists Sue EPA to Designate Ohio’s Portion of Lake Erie ‘impaired’

Environmentalists Sue EPA to Designate Ohio’s Portion of Lake Erie as “Impaired” By Eric Heisig CLEVELAND, Ohio — Advocacy groups are challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to accept Ohio’s assertion that its portion of Lake Erie does not meet the definition of impaired waters. The Ohio EPA did not include the state’s open waters

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