The Great Lakes, which straddle the U.S.-Canada border, are subject to multiple layers of regulation. Water use, shipping and other issues are handled by various local, state and federal bodies, as well as the International Joint Commission.
Mayors of 123 American and Canadian cities are challenging a Wisconsin city’s plan to divert water from Lake Michigan. This is in direct opposition to the Great Lakes governors who approved the precedent-setting request in June.
As a new president prepares to take office, this is a time to reflect on his power to bring significant change to the Great Lakes. A look back at this story from Great Lakes Today raises the question:How will Donald Trump's environmental legacy compare to LBJ's?
The hot button issue of oil pipelines continues to get a lot of attention. In the Great Lakes there’s a long running battle over a crude and natural gas line that runs through a waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.
Angelica Morrison reports on the future of a controversial oil pipeline.