When toxins from a harmful algal bloom caused Toledo to issue a “Do Not Drink Advisory” to 400,000 people, Ohio Sea Grant was a first responder. But now the program, which manages over 50 different projects focused on the blooms, is on the Trump administration's chopping block.
Plastic bags are a persistent litter problem in the Great Lakes. And all over the country they are seen as a nuisance. Some cities--like New York--have tried to ban bags or charge a fee for them. But it's hard to make these bans stick.
In parts of coal country environmental regulations aren’t killing jobs, they’re creating them. Stream restoration made possible under the Clean Water Act is a multi-billion dollar industry and some former coal miners are finding work thanks to this revenue stream.