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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 12 June 2000



                         H E A D L I N E S

Briefing:  Great Waters and Toxic Air Pollution
Briefing:  Capturing Carbon Dioxide
Briefing:  Sustainable Growth in the Great Lakes States
Briefing:  Affordable Housing


BRIEFING:  GREAT WATERS AND TOXIC AIR POLLUTION
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      The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions on Tuesday, June 13, will host a
briefing on the Environmental Protection Agency's third Great Waters
Report to Congress, which reviews atmospheric deposition of pollution
to the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and other major U.S. water bodies.
The report focuses on 15 "pollutants of concern"  including mercury,
dioxins, furans, PCBs, and several banned or restricted pesticides,
such as chlordane or DDT  and discusses efforts to address those
pollutants.

      The Tuesday briefing by EPA officials will be from 3:00 pm until
4:00 pm in room SC-4 of the U.S. Capitol.  Immediately following will
be a Great Lakes Task Force staff strategy session on congressional
response to atmospheric deposition of toxins.

      CONTACT:  Rochelle Sturtevant at the Senate Great Lakes Task
Force (224-1211).


BRIEFING:  CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE
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      The Department of Energy and the CO2 Capture Project companies on
Tuesday, June 13, will conduct a briefing on geological sequestration
and its potential to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions will host the event.

      Speakers include Doug Carter, responsible for DOE's sequestration
work; and Gardiner Hill of BP Amoco, which operates the CO2 Capture
Project.  Other project companies include Chevron, NorskHydro, Shell,
Statoil, Suncor, and Texaco.

      The briefing on Tuesday, June 13, will begin at 8:30 am in room
SC-5 of the U.S. Capitol.  Breakfast will be served.

      CONTACT:  Cameron Taylor at the Northeast-Midwest Senate
Coalition (224-0606).


BRIEFING:  SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE GREAT LAKES STATES
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      The American Geophysical Union on Thursday, June 15, will
organize a briefing on the Central Great Lakes Geologic Mapping
Coalition, which proposes to develop three-dimensional maps that can
help planners evaluate management options to help assure sustainable
growth in the Great Lakes region.  The event is hosted by the Great
Lakes Task Force, Senate Smart Growth Task Force, and Rep. Thomas
Davis (R-VA).

      Speaking at the event will be William Shilts, Indiana's State
Geologist, and Bruce Mason, chair of the National Geologic Mapping
Advisory Committee for Indiana.  The event will be held Thursday, June
15, from 10:00 am until 11:00 in room 311 of the Cannon House Office
Building.  Refreshments will be served.

      CONTACT:  Peter Lyttle (703/648-6943).


BRIEFING:  AFFORDABLE HOUSING
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      The National Association of Housing Partnerships on Thursday,
June 15, will discuss affordable housing for low- and moderate-income
families.  Speakers will review innovative approaches to this
pervasive problem.

      The Thursday briefing, hosted by the Northeast-Midwest
Coalitions, will be from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm in 628 Dirksen Senate
Office Building.  A reception will follow the briefing.

      CONTACT:  Jill Lawrenz with NAHP (393-5225).

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