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by Dan Telvock

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Cut to U.S. clean water funds could hurt WNY

The House and Senate budget proposal includes a large cut in clean water funding that could threaten dozens of sewer repair projects in Western New York. Senator Charles Schumer visited Buffalo on Monday to urge Congress to reject the budget proposal to cut 30 percent, or $414 million, from the national Clean Water State Revolving […]


EPA’s new Great Lakes plan helps Buffalo River

By 2019, enough toxic pollutants should be removed from the Buffalo River to thrust its rebound toward a level of health that would allow people to once again safely eat the fish and possibly even enjoy a swim. That’s one of the chief goals of the Environmental Protection Agency’s second phase of its Great Lakes restoration initiative. But […]


Buffalo River is no longer dead

Buffalo News interviews Jill Jedlicka of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper about the Clean Water Act and the health of Western New York’s waterways.


Mr. Buffalo River

A retrospective on Stanley P. Spisiak, who played a huge role in improving national environmental standards. He was a beacon of hope for restoring the Buffalo and Niagara rivers and Lake Erie. His niece, Jill Spisiak-Jedlicka, is the executive director of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, which is in charge of remediation of the Buffalo River.