Asking for new program to protect lakes Blackburn News (4/28) Environmental Defence Canada wants Ontario to introduce a deposit return program for single-use plastic water bottles, as the Great Lakes are being negatively affected by microplastics.
$220M Flint aid package clears U.S. Senate panel The Detroit News (4/28) Legislation containing a $220 million Flint-inspired aid package being pushed by Michigan lawmakers in Congress cleared a key U.S. Senate committee, setting up a potential floor vote.
COMMENTARY: Energy East is a trap that Quebec should avoid The Montreal Gazette (4/28) Environmental and citizens’ groups across Quebec are celebrating a bittersweet victory as TransCanada has finally agreed to submit a limited environmental impact study of its Energy East pipeline project to Quebec authorities.
Miller: Shut down Straits pipeline if it poses risk Detroit Free Press (4/27) A Michigan member of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation calling for a comprehensive study of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines, and requiring their shutdown if they are found to pose a significant risk.
General Resources TEACH Great Lakes: Law and Policy Legislation focusing on the Great Lakes basin involves the federal governments of both the United States and Canada. This module discusses the organization of these two governments and the agreements and policies both have made together in order to protect the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Ecosystem Northeast-Midwest Institute Provides the latest status on federal funding for Great Lakes projects and programs, as well as appropriations schedules and letters written by the Great Lakes Task Force.
Laws of Canada Department of Justice of Canada Has annual statutes and more.
Office of Regional Counsel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The office provides legal support to the U.S. EPA and represents Region 5 in judical and administrative actions.
Summary of Environmental Law in North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) The CEC created this summary to improve public access to the environmental law of the three parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement; i.e., Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Thomas Library of Congress Search full-text versions of U.S. House and Senate bills from recent sessions of Congress. Enter "aquatic nuisance" as key words to find bills relating to ANS.
Agreements Canada-Ontario Agreement Renews and strengthens planning, cooperation and coordination between Canada and Ontario in implementing actions to restore and protect the Great Lakes basin ecosytem.
A Strategic Plan for the Great Lakes Commission Released in September 1995, this document provides a five-year blueprint to guide the organization's efforts as mandated in its enabling legislation, the Great Lakes Basin Compact (P.L. 90-419).
Strategic Vision of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission for the Decade of the 1990s Great Lakes Fishery Commission Losses of fishery habitats, extinction of fish populations and species, and naturalization of nonnative species clearly preclude a full recovery of the Great Lakes to pristine conditions. However, a focus on the five issues as advocated in this vision statement will improve capability for more ecosystem recovery, a process encouraged by the commission (1992).
Treaties Boundary Waters Treaty Signed in 1909, it provides the principles and mechanisms to help resolve disputes and to prevent future ones, primarily those concerning water along the boundary between Canada and the United States.
Indian Treaties Industry Canada's SchoolNet Digital Collections Thirteen documents representing various types of arrangements between Aboriginal Peoples and representatives of the government of Canada have been selected for this project by the National Archives of Canada.