EPA Announces ‘Great Lakes Week’ For October

DETROIT (AP) — A partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hold a new event called “Great Lakes Week” this fall.

The EPA announced Wednesday that it will take place Oct. 11-14 in Detroit. The theme is “Working Together, Taking Action.”

The aim of the events is to bring together representatives from U.S. and Canadian governments, as well as public and private groups, to focus on solving problems facing the Great Lakes. It aims to advance the goals of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Key issues facing the lakes include water quality and invasive species.

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  1. Justice Fleeting says:

    The only working together and taking action the EPA is good at is more oppressing regulations that limits or denies free enterprise projects and energy exploration. Maybe with the Candadians attending this conference the US EPA can learn to work with the private sector rather than working for it’s demise.

    1. Jim says:

      I’d rather have a clean environment and breathable air than free enterprise projects and energy exploration. I believe the EPA should balance environmental and economic issues when they can, but the environment is my priority.

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