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EDITORIAL: U.S. Senate leaves Great Lakes high and dry
The Plain Dealer (12/18)
Despite assurances that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014 was fast-tracked for passage before Congress shut down for the holidays, at least one unknown, unnamed senator torpedoed it.

Oil pipeline projects face litany of challenges heading into 2015
The Brandon Sun (12/18)
In recent years, the debate over pipelines has spread beyond the direct environmental impacts, like beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence River, into broader issues such as climate change and First Nations rights.

WI governor wants to keep hunting, fishing fees for those activities
The Associated Press (12/17)
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker wants to review whether hunting and fishing fees collected by the state should be used to pay for costs related to sighting an open pit iron ore mine near Lake Superior.

EPA to discuss continued cleanup of Kalamazoo River Superfund site at Dec. 11 public meeting
MLive (12/8)
Options being considered for next summer's Kalamazoo River cleanup will be the topic of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Notre Dame official to talk about water compact
The Associated Press (12/4)
The managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative will brief congressional staff members on the Great Lakes Compact.

As 2014 winds down, no sign that levels won’t keep rising in new year
The Manitoulin Expositor (12/3)
With the exception of Lake Ontario, water levels of all the Great Lakes remained above average in October.

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