Category Archives: News and Announcements

Statement by Commission Chairman Lt. Gov. John Cherry on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Compact

“Great Lakes Members of Congress have taken a monumental first step to assure long term protection and wise management of the Great Lakes. We applaud the leadership of U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and George Voinovich and Reps. James Oberstar, Vern Ehlers, John Conyers and Steve LaTourette who have introduced resolutions ...   Read More »

New federal-state partnership highlights need to protect and restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife

A press conference with Michigan Lt. Governor John Cherry and federal, state and local officials will be held on Friday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Grand Trunk boat launch at Lakeshore Dr. and McCracken St. in Muskegon.

Muskegon, Mich. – With the summer vacation season in full ...   Read More »

2008 Farm Bill important for the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Passage by Congress of the 2008 Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) means some good news for the Great Lakes. Provisions of the bill will help efforts to control soil erosion in the Great Lakes basin, and support research on a deadly fish virus in the lakes, among ...   Read More »

Capturing the Winds of Change: The 1st Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative

Ann Arbor, Mich. – More than 120 Great Lakes policymakers and business leaders interested in development of wind energy attended the first annual meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative, which concluded today in Buffalo, N.Y.

“The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative has the progressive vision, the talent and the entrepreneurship ...   Read More »

Federal funding for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence restoration lags far behind local investment, new report finds

Report Estimates $15 billion in Local Spending as Officials Warn Feds That Continued Funding Shortages Will Jeopardize the Future of the Resource

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27) — A report released today by the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) and funded by ...   Read More »

Ballast water, wetlands, clean water among top Congressional priorities of the Great Lakes Commission

In unveiling its FY2009 federal legislative priorities today, the Great Lakes Commission is urging Congress and the administration to join Great Lakes states, cities, Tribal governments, industry, environmental organizations and others by increasing federal investment in the Great Lakes.

At the top of the list: legislation to curb the introduction ...   Read More »

Online Model Predicts Chemical Behaviors in the Great Lakes Environment

Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) has produced an online, interactive modeling application for predicting the fate of chemicals within the Great Lakes environment. The project, led by Dr. Mario Citra of SRC, set out to produce an easy-to-use application that would allow users to determine several important factors relating to how ...   Read More »

New research paper looks at impacts of increased corn production

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An assessment of the current status and trends of corn-based ethanol production and the potential impacts of increasing corn output in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region to meet that demand are the focus of a research paper released today by the U.S. Army Corps of ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission hails WRDA veto override

The Great Lakes Commission is applauding Congress for overriding a presidential veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today, thereby preserving authorizations for a variety of programs of crucial importance to the Great Lakes.

The Senate voted 79-14 today to overturn the veto, following a 361-54 vote in the ...   Read More »

Workshop focuses on aging coastal infrastructure in the Great Lakes

A scoping workshop on the current condition and future viability of coastal protection infrastructure in the Great Lakes was held October 10 and 11, 2007 in Duluth. The workshop, hosted by the Great Lakes Commission and the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) with participation from the U.S. Army Corps of ...   Read More »

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