News and Announcements

Donahue appointed to Corps’ Environmental Advisory Board

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Dr. Michael J. Donahue, President/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, has been appointed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Environmental Advisory Board. This prestigious panel of environmental experts advises the Corps’ Chief of Engineers (Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers) on national policy directions and on ...   Read More »

A new large lock at the Soo – a step closer to reality

Great Lakes Commission applauds Congressional action

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission and other maritime transportation advocates are applauding a major breakthrough in the 20-year-long effort to build a new large lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Last week, Congress appropriated $3 million toward the project, including $1.5 ...   Read More »

Congress urged to revive domestic steel industry

Great Lakes Commission calls for aggressive action on key sector of regional economy

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The federal government needs to adopt an aggressive policy to combat problems in the domestic steel industry, according to a leading public policy agency in the Great Lakes region.

The Great Lakes Commission, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes states commit to new Soo Lock

Funds secured from Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania

Construction of a new Soo Lock has taken a step closer to reality with commitments from three Great Lakes states to pick up a share of the cost.

The Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania legislatures all appropriated funds this summer to cover their contributions ...   Read More »

The Last Word: Let’s Just Do It!

Develop a consensus-based Great Lakes Restoration Plan

By Nathaniel E. Robinson
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Great Lakes Commission
To appear in the September/October Advisor

In March of this year, members of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force invited the Great Lakes governors to coordinate development of a comprehensive, region-wide ...   Read More »

Commission gains new regional coordinator

Jon MacDonagh-Dumler
MacDonagh-Dumler recently joined the Commission following five years in the Institute for Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University. He provides management support for the Regional Coordination Program that develops and advocates recommendations on laws, policies and programs to promote environmental health and economic prosperity in the Great Lakes region.

Additional ...   Read More »

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