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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 »

Great Lakes Commission applauds harbor maintenance provisions in water resources legislation

For immediate release: May 17, 2013  |  Download PDF
Matt Doss,, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission welcomes Senate action this week on a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that includes provisions intended to increase critically needed resources to alleviate the backlog ...   Read More »

Low water levels and deteriorating Great Lakes infrastructure top priorities of Great Lakes Commission

For immediate release: March 6, 2013  |  Download PDF
Contact: Tim Eder,, office: 734-971-9135, cell: 734-604-7281
Washington, D.C. – 100-year-old water resources infrastructure, built before World War I, is trying to serve 20th century needs in the Great Lakes region. Delegates to the Great Lakes Commission’s Semiannual Meeting, ...   Read More »

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