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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 12 January 2004



H I G H L I G H T S

 

* Great Lakes Management in Canada

* Chesapeake Bay

* HHS Releases LIHEAP Funds

 

 

GREAT LAKES MANAGEMENT IN CANADA

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     On behalf of the Canadian Embassy, the Great Lakes Congressional Task Force on Monday, January 12, is hosting a briefing on the successes and challenges of Canada's Great Lakes domestic and bilateral management of the Great Lakes.  The featured speaker will be John Mills, director general of Environment Canada's Ontario Region.

 

     The session will focus on how Canada has cleaned up some of its most troublesome hot-spots and what plans lie ahead for the future, including domestic cooperation under the Canada-Ontario Agreement and cooperation with the U.S. under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

 

     The January 12 briefing will begin at 2:00 pm in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

     Contact:  Joy Mulinex at the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).

 

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY

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     Peter Marx has joined the Northeast-Midwest Institute as a senior fellow detailed from the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program.  Peter will coordinate the Institute's Chesapeake Bay efforts and assist with other ecosystem restoration initiatives.  As associate director for communications with EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program Office since 1993, Peter was responsible for policy development, federal agency coordination, and all types of communication, including media relations, outreach, and public education.

 

     Contact:  Peter Marx at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/544-5200).

 

 

HHS RELEASES LIHEAP FUNDS

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Responding to requests from the Northeast-Midwest Senate and Congressional Coalitions, the Department of Health and Human Services in late December released $598 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Click here to obtain a list of state-by-state allocations.