More than 135 mayors and local officials in Canada and the United States are working together to protect and restore the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Listen to the interview. Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News Mary Thomas Nov 27, 2021 | 6:35 AM
By: Star Tribune – DULUTH — Duluth Mayor Emily Larson wants to make the most of the billions of dollars Minnesota is expected to get to address water infrastructure and other issues as part of the new federal money headed to the state. Read the article.
By wwdmag.com | The Build Back Better legislation currently provides funding for key priorities for Great Lakes cities With the successful passage of the Infrastructure bill, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is now urging Congress to take immediate action on the Build Back Better reconciliation package. “While the infrastructure bill will… Read More about “The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Applauds Passage of the Infrastructure Bill”
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Wisconsin with $1 Billion in needed resilience, water equity and infrastructure assistance
CHICAGO – Wisconsin will see $1 billion in water infrastructure, resiliency and water equity funding, as part of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest long-term investment in U.S. infrastructure in nearly a century. Read article.
BY HANNAH NORTHEY | 09/29/2021 01:29 PM EDT This 2016 file photo shows signs around the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Ind. The mayor ordered the evacuation of the 40-year-old public housing complex because of severe lead contamination.John J. Watkins/The Times via AP, File GREENWIRE | A first-of-its-kind national study… Read More about “Nationwide tests find lead in more than half of U.S. children”
Coastal damage along Lake Michigan will cost Illinois communities over $600 million to fix thanks to climate change
July 17, 2021 – WBBM 780 News Radio: A survey of 12 Illinois cities, villages, and other jurisdictions along Lake Michigan showed that coastal damage from climate change will cost at least $608 million over the next five years. Listen to the broadcast.
By: Steve Sadin Lake County News-Sun December 4, 2020 Growing up in Waukegan, Mayor Sam Cunningham often took the plentiful supply of fresh water from Lake Michigan for granted. Read more
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative supports new Canadian stimulus program but asks that water restoration funding be included
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative supports the recently announced $10 billion Canadian government infrastructure stimulus program but asks that water restoration stimulus funding also be included. Read more
Spotlight on the News: Sheboygan, WI Mayor and Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Chair Michael Vandersteen
August 16, 2020 Interview with Chuck Stokes, WXYZ Detroit To view the interview with Sheboygan Mayor Mike Vandersteen, Chair of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative advance your viewer to 13 minutes. They discuss the Sheboygan, the GLSLCI, The need for federal funding assist Cities to deal with… Read More about “Spotlight on the News: Sheboygan, WI Mayor and Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Chair Michael Vandersteen”
A bipartisan group of Congressional representatives, led by the co-chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, recently called on House leadership to approve $10 billion for coastal restoration programs. The letter was organized by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Don Young (R-Alaska). “As our efforts continue to confront the economic and… Read More about “House Lawmakers Seek $10 Billion for Coastal Restoration”