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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: Oct. 21, 2008

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs


Great Lakes Commission News Briefs

A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission

Oct. 21, 2008

Charest addresses Commission in Quebec, Illinois Lt. Gov. Quinn elected
new chair

Speaking at the Great Lakes Commission’s Annual Meeting in Québec City Oct. 6, Québec Premier Jean Charest renewed his government’s commitment to wise use and management of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence water resource as defined by the Great Lakes Basin Compact recently enacted in the United States. More

Commission resolutions support development of clean energy sources, new Soo Lock, Chicago Olympic bid
In other action taken at its Annual Meeting, the Commission added its support to development of clean energy sources by passing a resolution urging Congress to extend a Production Tax Credit program providing tax breaks for the first 10 years of a renewable energy facility’s operation. More

AOC meeting draws 150 to Ann Arbor, new LaMP Update available
More than 150 people came to Ann Arbor Sept. 24-25 to attend the U.S. Areas of Concern Program Annual Meeting: Setting Targets, Delisting Impairments and Beyond. More

Wisconsin, Michigan issue reports on off-shore wind power
Two state reports assessing the potential for off-shore wind energy generation on their respective Great Lakes waters were released in early October. More

Small Harbors Coalition takes another step toward solving harbor
access problems

The fledgling Michigan Small Harbors Coalition met Sept. 30 in Bay City, Mich., to further explore legislative and other strategies to reform the dredging appropriation process for recreational harbors. More

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