Category Archives: News and Announcements

Statement by Commission Chairman Gov. Pat Quinn on appointment of Cameron Davis as Great Lakes Senior Advisor

On June 3, Cameron Davis, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, was appointed as Senior Advisor on the Great Lakes to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson. In this position, Davis will help guide the recently announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, supported by ...   Read More »

Best practices in Great Lakes wind energy to be advanced through new Wind Collaborative project

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission will receive $99,740 to fund the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative’s (GLWC) development of Best Practices to Accelerate Wind Power in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond. The Commission was one of 53 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wind energy grant recipients announced ...   Read More »

Region Unites for Congressional Action on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in President’s Budget

Great Lakes Senators, Representatives Key to Lake Restoration, Economic Recovery

Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 14, 2009) – Local, state, industry and conservation leaders called for the U.S. Congress to act to fund a new Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery initiative, unveiled last week with President Obama’s budget.

“This is ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission hails President Obama’s $475 million Great Lakes Initiative

Ann Arbor, Mich. – President Barack Obama’s vision for Great Lakes restoration gained more clarity with the release today of additional detail on a FY10 spending plan for $475 million in restoration and protection programs for the lakes. The Great Lakes Commission hails the President’s new “Great Lakes Restoration Initiative” ...   Read More »

Regional emissions inventory documents releases of toxic substances in the Great Lakes region

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has announced the release of the newest edition of the Great Lakes Regional Toxic Air Emissions Inventory. Based on estimates of 2005 air emissions provided by the eight Great Lakes states and the province of Ontario, the inventory covers emissions from more ...   Read More »

President’s budget proposes $475 million Great Lakes restoration initiative

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 »

EPA head: Great Lakes a major driver in U.S. water policy

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 »

Great Lakes Commission calls on Congress for long-term investment in Great Lakes protection, restoration

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 »

Great Lakes Commission urges support for Great Lakes infrastructure priorities in economic stimulus package

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 »

Illinois Lt. Gov. Quinn elected new Chair of Great Lakes Commission

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 »

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