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JANUARY 2012 E-NEWSLETTER

Chicago Sewage Decree is Positive Step, But Much Work Remains to Protect Lake Michigan

The Alliance is pleased U.S. EPA and Illinois EPA have filed a lawsuit in federal court and issued a proposed consent decree to address much-needed and long-delayed improvements in the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s plans for protecting our precious fresh water resources. Several provisions of the decree must be improved, however, to ensure we have clean water on the timeline the law requires, our resources need and we all deserve. More>

Protect and Restore the Great Lakes

Start the year out right and give a gift in support of the Great Lakes! Your financial support in 2012 will make a difference. More>

"Army Corps says time needed to draft carp-proof plan," 1-6-12, WUWM radio, Wis.

Congress has given the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until 2015 to devise a plan to stop Asian carp from spreading from the Mississippi River basin to the Great Lakes… Joel Brammeier admits he’s more than a little frustrated with the “pace” of the Army Corps of Engineers research. More>

"U.S. cities struggle to control sewage overflows," 12-26-11, AP

Thousands of overflows from sewage systems that collect storm water and wastewater are believed to occur each year… The federal government should help struggling cities pay for sewer improvements but shouldn't let them off the hook for overflows, said Lyman Welch, water quality program manager with the Alliance for the Great Lakes. More>
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