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Protecting Water Quality From Hazardous Oil Spills

Great Lakes Commission

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2015–June 30, 2017
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

In recent years, there have been significant increases in the transport of crude oil via pipeline, rail, and maritime vessels across the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Commission is an interstate agency tasked with helping its member states understand, and plan for, this type of new environmental risk to the region. With Mott support, the grantee will examine the freshwater risks of crude oil transport in the Great Lakes and begin to identify opportunities for addressing these challenges. The grantee’s research will be overseen by an advisory committee composed of representatives from government, tribes, industry, and environmental nonprofits.