COMMENTARY: Protecting the Great Lakes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/1) Protecting the future of the Great Lakes is in all of our hands. When communities come together with passion and purpose, they can change political priorities and shape a better future for these precious lakes.
Walker signs mining bill into law Wisconsin Public Radio (3/11) Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a controversial mining bill that could lead to a huge iron mine in Ashland and Iron counties south of Lake Superior.
Heart of Michigan park sacrificed for private golf course Investigate West (6/11) BENTON HARBOR,MI. In this predominantly black town with the lowest per-capita income anywhere in Michigan, municipal leaders allowed a development group to take over the park that fronts onto Lake Michigan -- land originally bequeathed to the people of Benton Harbor forever.
Environmental Defense A not-for-profit environmental advocacy group with four main goals: (1) Stabilizing the Earth's climate, (2) Safeguarding the world's oceans, (3) Protecting human health, and (4) Defending and restoring biodiversity.
Environmental Justice U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Grand Calumet Task Force A community environmental organization which works to improve the land, air and water quality of the Grand Calumet River and the urban ecosystem that surrounds it, and to achieve environmental justice for the people of Northwest Indiana.
Midwest Environmental Advocates MEA is a legal and technical resource center for community groups across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Upper Michigan who are working for environmental justice. Founded in 2000, one of MEA's first campaigns is to provide legal support for a multicultural coalition of communities who are impacted by high levels of toxins in the waters and fish of the western Great Lakes.