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Schumer expects Lake Ontario shoreline to be declared federal disaster area

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) toured flood-ravaged portions of Lake Ontario in New York on Monday, saying he expects the entire Lake Ontario shoreline will be declared a disaster area shortly. That would allow homeowners, businesses and governments to access federal disaster dollars. Read full story by WBFO-Buffalo, NY.

Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership to host workshops on invasive Phragmites

Landowners in Wisconsin are invited to attend a series of free public workshops to learn more about why Phragmites is a problem and how private landowners are benefiting from participating in an exciting regional program working to control these invasive plants. Read the full story by the Sheboygan Press.

Q&A: What happens if state shuts down Line 5 oil pipeline

As Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has indicated she may go to court as soon as the end of this month to try to stop the flow of oil through Enbridge’s 66-year-old underwater pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, the potential impacts of permanently shutting down the pipeline are coming closer to fruition. Read the full story by Crain’s Detroit Business.