GLC visits Capitol Hill to urge support for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Great Lakes Commissioners from the U.S. and Canada took to Capitol Hill recently to urge Congress to defend the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which is zeroed out in President Trump’s proposed budget. Commissioners encouraged elected officials to protect the bipartisan GLRI, which serves as the most important line of defense against Asian carp, helps to protect drinking water for 48 million people and accelerates cleanup of Great Lakes toxic hotspots.
Commissioners visited offices as part of the GLC 2017 Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day. At the meeting, the GLC passed a resolution urging the governments of Canada and the U.S. to pursue compatible federal ballast water treatment standards and enforcement mechanisms.
For more information on these events, visit our website. You can also find our 2017 legislative priorities, an interactive map of GLRI projects, factsheets on the impact of the GLRI on each Great Lakes state, and more on our meeting page.