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2012-12-19 16:21:15

MEADVILLE, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it officially requested this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remove Presque Isle Bay from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. If EPA approves the request, Presque Isle Bay will be the second American Area of Concern (AOC) taken off the list of environmentally impaired sites identified under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement....

2012-01-30 23:05:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative released its Chicago Area Waterways Study (CAWS), which offers recommended action steps to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species. ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner released this statement about the study and its recommendations. "Separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River Basin is a key step to protect both the...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Kristy Meyer of Ohio Environmental Council, +1-614-487- 7506 (office), +1-614-638-8948 (cell), Kristy@TheOEC.org; or Hugh McMullen, +1-312-408-2580 x 15, hugh@vdcom.com, for Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition OhioWelcomes Healthy Lakes Tour to Highlight the Need forGreat LakesRestoration CLEVELAND, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fastest sailboat on the Great Lakes arrived in Cleveland this week as part of a 13-city tour carrying a message for...