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NWF Says Ecosystem Breakdowns in Great Lakes Caused by Excessive Nutrients and Invasive Mussels

By Phoebe B. Scott, Associate, Jenner & Block On October 4, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation ("NWF") released a report titled Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes: How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts and Starve Offshore Waters , claiming that a combination...

New MOU to Provide for Streamlined Review Of Wind Energy Projects In Great Lakes

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On March 30, 2012, the White House announced that it had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with five states (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania) that is intended to streamline environmental and other reviews...

Jenner & Block: Army Corps Proposes New Controls To Protect Great Lakes From Evasive Aquatic Species

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently released an updated list of controls it has identified for preventing the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin. In the Aquatic Nuisance...

USACE Issues Long Awaited Great Lakes/Asian Carp Report

By E. Lynn Grayson The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) report detailing a range of options and technologies to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and Mississippi...

Proposal to Eliminate CSO Discharges in the Great Lakes Region

Municipalities, public service districts and other operators of publicly-owned treatment works (“POTWs”) are closely monitoring a controversial and ill conceived provision in U.S. Senate’s Fiscal Year 2016 spending package for the Environmental Protection Agency. Section 428 of the...