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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 18 February 2002



H I G H L I G H T S

* Industrial Energy Efficiency
* Great Lakes Legislative Priorities
* Biological Pollution
* Budget Analysis

 

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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The Northeast-Midwest Institute on Thursday, February 21, will host a briefing on the potential for increasing energy efficiency in the industrial sector. Of particular interest is a new initiative designed to give the states more flexibility and resources to deliver technology solutions.

Speaking will be representatives from the Department of Energy, Tamarac Wood Machining Company, and National Research Center for Coal and Energy. The February 21 briefing will begin at 11:00 am in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

CONTACT: Diane DeVaul at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (544-5200).

 

GREAT LAKES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
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Congressional staff are invited to participate in a 2002 Great Lakes planning meeting on Tuesday, February 19th. Participants will review Great Lakes programs, discuss the impacts of the president’s proposed budget, and briefly analyze legislative priorities.

CONTACT: Joy Mulinex at the Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition (224_1211).

 

BIOLOGICAL POLLUTION
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The Northeast-Midwest Institute’s
biological pollution web pages have been revised and updated. The site now includes information about federal aquatic invasive species laws, links to state invasive species laws, resources for ballast treatment vendors, and links to policy reports, project abstracts, and articles. Information pertaining to the Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project also has been dramatically updated.  The Institute's biological pollution page is at http://www.nemw.org/biopollute.htm.

CONTACT: Nicole Mays at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (544-5200).

 

BUDGET ANALYSIS
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The Northeast-Midwest organizations on February 4 prepared a
regional analysis of President Bush’s proposed fiscal 2003 budget. That analysis, with slight corrections and updates, is now available on the web at http://www.nemw.org/budget2003.pdf.