News and Announcements

New reports on nutrient loading and spill response released by Great Lakes Commission; Wisconsin’s Kenneth G. Johnson elected chair

Cleveland, Ohio – Actions to reduce phosphorus loadings to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system were the focus of the Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which kicked off Great Lakes Week in Cleveland this week. A GLC-led Regional Phosphorus Reduction Task Force released a report with more than 50 ...   Read More »

New risk assessment validates threat from Asian carp and points to Chicago-area waterways as most likely pathway into the Great Lakes

A new risk assessment led by the government of Canada on the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp heightens the urgent need for a permanent solution, such as hydrological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds, said members of the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today. ...   Read More »

Statement from the Great Lakes Commission on the Accelerated Release of Options for Keeping Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Commission welcomes the recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it would accelerate the presentation to Congress and the public of options for permanently preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River watershed. The Corps has now committed to releasing ...   Read More »

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