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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: July 23, 2007

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission
July 23, 2007
Recreational boating report released
A new report detailing the economic impact of recreational boating in the Great Lakes region and the need to maintain shallow draft harbors has been released by the Great Lakes Commission. More
Policy and Advocacy- Legislation update
Several pieces of legislation of particular importance to the Great Lakes region are now moving through Congress. Among them are:
  • Ballast water: H.R. 2830 would establish standards for ballast water treatment, but there are concerns that certain provisions need to be strengthened. More
  • Clean Water Act: H.R. 2421 would restore federal protections for wetlands weakened by recent Supreme Court decisions. More
  • WRDA: Legislation introduced in both the House and Senate includes provisions for the completion and operation of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal dispersal barrier. More
  • Farm Bill: The only Great Lakes-specific conservation title was left unfunded last year, but there are hopes it will be restored in the current Congress. More
Water Resources Compact, Agreement move ahead in states and provinces
Measures to implement the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement continue to move forward in the region's states and provinces. More
Featured project - Great Lakes Habitat Initiative
Information on habitat restoration and conservation projects collected under the Great Lakes Habitat Initiative is now available online. More
Upcoming Events
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