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Great Lakes Commission tackles water levels, dredging backlog, Waukesha diversion and oil transportation

Milwaukee, Wis. The Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which concluded yesterday in Milwaukee, featured spirited dialogue on water levels, the growing dredging backlog on the Great Lakes, which is impeding commercial and recreational navigation, and an action item to tackle the potential benefits and risks of oil ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds House action on Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act

Ann Arbor, Mich. The Great Lakes Commission commends today’s introduction of a House bill that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada.

The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act (GLEEPA) was introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, representing Ohio’s ...   Read More »

WRDA reauthorization approved by U. S. Senate – Senate approves Asian carp barrier authorization

Long-awaited legislation to protect the Great Lakes against a potentially devastating invasion by Asian carp and addressing other regional needs cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Senate approved it on Wednesday.

The Senate voted to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), including a provision for the completion and ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds comprehensive legislation to restore and protect the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. The Great Lakes Commission welcomes new bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) ...   Read More »

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