Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission applauds President Obama’s FY 2010 budget proposal of $475 million for a Great Lakes restoration initiative. Great Lakes Commission Chair Illinois Governor Pat Quinn welcomed the announcement.
“President Obama’s historic proposal will re-energize Great Lakes cleanup and restoration,” Governor Quinn said. “The ... Read More »
Washington, D.C. – “As the Great Lakes go, so goes the national policy as to water,” said Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency speaking today at the semiannual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission in Washington, D.C.
Jackson noted that President Barack Obama established his commitment to ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Next week in Washington, D.C., the Great Lakes Commission will present recommendations to Congress to support job creation and stimulate economic development on a long-term basis by investing in Great Lakes protection and restoration. In its list of legislative priorities for fiscal year 2010, the Commission ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission is urging Congress to include funding for critical Great Lakes infrastructure needs in the economic stimulus package currently being developed. In correspondence sent this week to the Great Lakes Congressional delegation, Commission Chairman Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn stated that “now, more than ever, we have ... Read More »
Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn of Illinois is the new Chair of the Great Lakes Commission following elections held at the Commission’s Annual Meeting in Québec City October 6. Quinn assumes the Commission leadership from Michigan Lt. Gov. John D. Cherry, Jr. who completed a two-year term as Chair at the ... Read More »
Québec Premier Jean Charest renewed on Monday his government’s commitment to wise use and management of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence water resource as defined by the Great Lakes Basin Compact recently enacted in the U.S.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission in Québec City, Charest said, ... Read More »
Future generations of Great Lakes residents will look back on this day and thank us. Today we celebrate final action to enact the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. Approved earlier this month by both chambers of Congress, the Compact was signed into law today by President George ... Read More »
“The Great Lakes Commission applauds our region’s congressional leaders for securing reauthorizing of the Great Lakes Legacy Act. The House of Representatives approved an amended version of H.R. 6460 on Sept. 28, which extends the Legacy Act for two years at level funding of $54 million per year. The bill ... Read More »
“On Thursday, September 18, the U.S. House of Representatives reauthorized the Great Lakes Legacy Act. The Great Lakes Commission now calls on the Senate to take up and pass the Legacy Act before Congress adjourns. Great Lakes Sens. Levin and Voinovich introduced a companion version in May.
This represents significant ... Read More »
“Great Lakes Members of Congress have taken a monumental first step to assure long term protection and wise management of the Great Lakes. We applaud the leadership of U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and George Voinovich and Reps. James Oberstar, Vern Ehlers, John Conyers and Steve LaTourette who have introduced resolutions ... Read More »