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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 22 January 2001



QUINN AND MEEHAN TO CHAIR HOUSE COALITION
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     Reps. Jack Quinn (R-NY) and Marty Meehan (D-MA) have been elected
co-chairs of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition for the
107th Congress.  Quinn replaces former Rep. Bob Franks (R-NJ) as
Republican co-chair, and Meehan was re-elected to his position.  The
Coalition leaders intend initially to focus on energy affordability,
brownfield restoration, water infrastructure, manufacturing, and
ecosystem issues.


SMART GROWTH AND THE CLEAN WATER ACT
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     The Northeast-Midwest Institute this week will release Smart
Growth and the Clean Water Act, the second in a series of publications
on the influence of federal programs on smart growth.  The 76-page
publication examines how three water quality programs stormwater
permits, combined sewer overflows, and total maximum daily loads can
affect land-use planning and development.  It also reviews how
strategies for improving water quality and fostering smart growth can
be mutually reinforcing.

     The publication is available in hard copy and on the smart growth
section of the Institute's home page.

     ContactBarbara Wells at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (544-
5200).


JOB OPENING
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     The Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition is seeking a
legislative director.  The successful candidate will organize the
bipartisan Coalition to advance economic development and environmental
issues important to the region.  The legislative director will operate
out of a co-chair's congressional office but will coordinate closely
with all Coalition members.  Congressional experience is required, as
are strong outreach skills, knowledge of a wide array of economic and
environmental issues, and a proven ability to work well with diverse
interest groups.  Annual salary will be up to $40,000, and
congressional benefits apply.

     Rather than call, please send a resume and writing sample to Dick
Munson at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (218 D Street, SE,
Washington, D.C. 20003), (fax:  202/544-0043), or e-mail Dick Munson.