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Statement by Commission Chairman Lt. Gov. John Cherry, Jr. on Signing by the President of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

Future generations of Great Lakes residents will look back on this day and thank us. Today we celebrate final action to enact the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. Approved earlier this month by both chambers of Congress, the Compact was signed into law today by President George ...   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 »

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