The Great Lakes Commission welcomes the recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it would accelerate the presentation to Congress and the public of options for permanently preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River watershed. The Corps has now committed to releasing … Read More »
Five Great Lakes states and 10 federal agencies sign Memorandum of Understanding
Washington, D.C. - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on offshore wind in the Great Lakes was signed today by the heads of 10 federal agencies and the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania. The purpose … Read More »
The 2012 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online. Thanks for joining us in Washington, D.C.!
Washington, D.C. - The first details of a renegotiated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada emerged this week in Washington at a meeting of the Great Lakes Commission. Cameron Davis, senior advisor for the Great Lakes at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that … Read More »
Chicago - Strategies for restoring the natural divide between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes – and, in the process, modernizing the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) – are identified in a report released today by the Great Lakes Commission … Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. - As plentiful as water is in the Great Lakes region, the cost to deliver it to consumers is creeping up and should be reflected more accurately in bills to encourage conservation, according to recommendations made in a new Great Lakes Commission report.
The “Value of Great … Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Can and should impacts on water sources used to generate electricity help drive future energy production policy in the Great Lakes basin?
Approximately 90 percent of the electrical power in the basin is produced by thermoelectric plants, which use 26 billion gallons of water a day … Read More »
Detroit, Mich. - Regulation of ballast water to prevent the introduction of invasive species and reduction of nutrients associated with algal blooms were among measures endorsed by the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting, which concluded today in Detroit.
The meeting kicked off a first-ever series of meetings in … Read More »
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative launched its 4th Annual Meeting today to celebrate progress, examine challenges, and forge new partnerships and priorities related to wind energy in the Great Lakes region.
In his opening remarks, Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission, recognized the region’s progress by highlighting … Read More »
The 2011 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online. Thanks for joining us in Detroit!