Yearly Archives: 2003

Commission welcomes two new appointees

The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Illinois and Ontario delegations.

Commissioner Joel Brunsvold, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was recently appointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A former state representative and recognized authority on conservation and land use issues, ...   Read More »

Innovations sought to address toxic air pollution

Great Lakes Commission to award $1.235 million in air quality grants

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission has assumed management of the Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program, a major initiative that provides funding opportunities for air quality research, and a forum for information exchange among scientists, ...   Read More »

Commission submits ballast water management statement

The Great Lakes Commission recognizes that ballast water (including entrained solids) from ocean-going commercial vessels is a primary vector for the introduction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system. The Commission believes that a ballast water management program based on efficient, effective, scientifically based, environmentally sound ...   Read More »

Two lieutenant governors named to Commission

Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry are among three new appointments to the Great Lakes Commission made by their respective governors.

Quinn was recently appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, while Cherry and former state Sen. Ken DeBeaussaert were named to the Michigan delegation by ...   Read More »

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