What's New on GLIN State of the Great Lakes 2017 Highlights Report The Governments of Canada and the United States recently released the State of the Great Lakes 2017 Highlights Report. Overall, the Great Lakes are assessed as "Fair and Unchanging." While progress to restore and protect the Great Lakes has been made, including the reduction of toxic chemicals, challenges remain with issues such as invasive species and nutrients.
DEQ scraps Line 5 safety report Michigan Public Radio (6/21) The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released.
Cuomo seeks changes to Lake Ontario flooding aid Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/21) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking last-minute changes to a $90 million flood-relief package for homeowners, businesses and municipalities on Lake Ontario, which lawmakers approved earlier this week.
Metro Ports to stevedore at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor The Northwest Indiana Times (6/20) California-based Metro Ports has been hired as the new bulk terminal operator at the deepwater port on Lake Michigan, replacing Lakes and River Transfer after its contract expires at the end of June.