States, provinces discuss cooperation on stopping Asian carp

U.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. Representatives of the states and provinces met this week in Chicago to discuss a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal...

Dredging of Black River Canal to begin

In Michigan, the city of Port Huron has received a permit to dredge the Black River Canal beginning Aug. 1. The Black River is about 60 miles long and flows southeast into the St. Clair River. The canal extends through the north end of Port Huron into Lake Huron. Read...

DeWine wants surplus directed to Lake Erie initiatives

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a two-year budget deal which included $172 million for improving the water quality in Lake Erie, but he hopes more money can be pumped into that fund at the end of the biennium. Read the full story by State News Bureau.

Ohio legislature bans rights of nature enforcement

The Ohio Senate and House passed legislation banning enforcement of pollution controls on the basis of the rights of nature. In February, Toledo residents overwhelmingly adopted the Lake Erie Bill of Rights granting Lake Erie the rights to a clean ecosystem.  Read the...

EDITORIAL: Toxic algae demands a broad response

Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie near Erie, Pennsylvania, are a warning sign for residents of western New York that rely on the lake for drinking water, recreation, and tourism. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.