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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 »

Granholm appoints new Commissioners

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has appointed two new members of the Great Lakes Commission, naming Lt. Gov. John Cherry and former state Sen. Ken DeBeaussaert, director of the Office of the Great Lakes, as Commissioners.

They join state Atty. Gen. Mike Cox and state Sen. Patty Birkholz as members of ...   Read More »

Senate urged to act on Great Lakes Basin Program funding

The Great Lakes Commission has been very concerned that the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has yet to appropriate FY 2004 funds for the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The Senate appropriated $2.5 million last year and has supported this highly successful program every year since ...   Read More »

“Virtual workshop” features GIS technology, applications

A recently held “virtual workshop” at Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., demonstrated new Internet-web conferencing capabilities while enabling more than 75 participants spread among various locations to share information on Geographic Information System (GIS) development for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.

More than 50 participants logged-in to workshop presentations ...   Read More »

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