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Critics Say Clean-Up Money Not Enough

As US states look for more money to clean up the Great Lakes, the province of Ontario, has come up with some, albeit not a lot. Ontario announced that it will spend about $35 million, US, to clean up the Great Lakes over the next five years. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk has more.  Go to full article

President Plans Visit to North Country for Earth Day

The North Country's Congressional delegation says President George Bush will visit the Adirondacks on Monday. The Earth Day visit comes just two weeks after the Bush Administration unveiled a new "Clear Skies" program designed to help reduce acid rain. Brian Mann reports health and environmental groups plan to protest during the President's visit.  Go to full article

Group Criticizes Medical Waste Company

An environmental group is criticizing the nation's largest medical waste disposal company for not living up to its mission of being environmentally responsible. But the company says its record speaks for itself. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains.  Go to full article

Val Washington: New York & the Environment

David Sommerstein talks with Val Washington, director of the Environmental Advocates, who represented New York in the study comparing environmental records in the 8 Great...  Go to full article

Comparing Environment in the Great Lakes

New York compares well against other Great Lakes states on environmental issues, according to a report released last week. But as David Sommerstein reports, the study says...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Industrial Site Slated for Clean-up

A consultant for the city of Plattsburgh says an old industrial site on the Saranac River is leaking a toxic, tarry sludge. At a press conference yesterday, Dr. Allen...  Go to full article

EPA, GE May Work Together On Hudson Clean-up

After years of bitter fighting, General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency are moving ahead with plans to dredge the Hudson River. GE is giving signs that it...  Go to full article

President's Great Lakes Plan Too Weak?

The Bush administration's new strategy to improve the environment of the Great Lakes is being eyed with skepticism by some of the environmental groups in the basin. The...  Go to full article

Anglers Urged to Hand In Lead Sinkers

Officials are urging anglers to trade in their lead sinkers for tin and steel alternatives. State wildlife officials and environmentalists say the sinkers can poison and even...  Go to full article

Protecting the Adirondacks, Pt 2

The State of New York is pushing hard to finish dozens of unit management plans, the blueprints that govern recreation and environmental protection in the Adirondacks. The...  Go to full article

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