The movement of crude oil and other hazardous materials through the Great Lakes basin and other critical northern watersheds presents a complex suite of opportunities and risks for the region. In 2014, the Great Lakes Sea Grant directors made a commitment to better understand these vital issues, which present a “wicked problem” for the economic and environmental well-being of the region. This focus resulted in the Crude Move research and extension program. Its goal was to provide stakeholders with resources on economic and environmental issues associated with transportation of crude oil in the Great Lakes basin and to create a forum for them to share knowledge, concerns, challenges, and progress.
This program has since developed and is now known as the Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network (HazMaTON).
Learn more about the program and the resources available through the Great Lakes Sea Grant Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network through the website below.