EPA moves on Great Lakes clean-up

The Federal Government’s recent announcement of Phase II of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is important news. The Great Lakes are a national and international treasure. Outside of the polar ice caps they are the largest surface freshwater system on Earth...

Great trouble on the Great Lakes

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that inadequate harbor maintenance, including lack of adequate dredging, increased the cost of traded products by $7 billion in 2010.  This is a particular problem for the Great Lakes Region because, in addition to being the world’s single largest source of fresh water, it generates nearly 30% of our nation’s GDP and hosts about 60% of all U.S...