News and Announcements

Great Lakes Commission endorses legislation to accelerate efforts to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission calls on Congress to adopt legislation introduced today that would accelerate efforts to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species — especially Asian carp — between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

The Stop Asian Carp Act of 2011, first introduced ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission urges Congress to keep Great Lakes Restoration Initiative on path to success

Washington, D.C. – Citing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system as an “environmental and economic asset of vital importance to the nation,” the Great Lakes Commission called today for an ongoing federal commitment to the $2.2 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This action headlined the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2012 ...   Read More »

$2 Million Funding Goal Met, Lead Contractor Selected for Study Initiative to Modernize the Chicago Waterway System and Protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

A fast-tracked effort by Great Lakes states and cities to develop options for separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River while improving transportation, water quality and flood control is now underway after reaching a funding target of $2 million, largely from private funders, and selection of an expert consulting ...   Read More »

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence ports advance wind energy

A comprehensive discussion of the important role the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway ports system can play in providing transportation and logistics services to the wind energy industry is now available in a new document released by the Great Lakes Commission, via the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC).

The GLWC surveyed ...   Read More »

States and cities launch initiative to modernize the Chicago area waterway system and protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp

Today, Great Lakes states and cities joined together to announce an initiative that seeks to transform water management and transportation in the Chicago region for the 21st Century, while safeguarding the Great Lakes from economic and ecological damage caused by Asian carp and other biological invasions from the Mississippi River ...   Read More »

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