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|Title||Description||Organization||Date published||Content Type|
|Airborne Toxic Pollutants||
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Great Lakes United recommends the following refinements to state, federal and provincial air quality programs:
Sources of non-criteria pollutants should use Best Available Control Technology to reduce and/or eliminate toxic releases.
|Great Lakes United||May 18 1986||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Alternative Non-Incineration Destruction Technology for PCBs Other Historic Chlorinated Hazardous Waste||
Therefore be it resolved that, in keeping with the virtual elimination goal and zero discharge policy of the GLWQA, Great Lakes United urges the governments of Canada and the United States to choose methods for destroying stockpiles of PCBs and other chlorinated hazardous waste that meet the following critera:
1. No incineration of chlorinated hazardous waste
|Great Lakes United||Jun 7 1998||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Alternatives to Dredging||
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United supports a study(ies) by the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada of the need to continue full-scale, wide-spread dredging, and the availability and usefulness of preventie measures--such as strong watershed management--and environmentally and economically sound alternatives to dredging; AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada study be the basis for appropriate action by local, state, federal, and provincial agencies.
|Great Lakes United||May 8 1988||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Amendments to the US Water Quality Act||
Therefore be it resolved that Great Lakes United supports a bill to amend the Clean Water Act to:
Be it further resolved that the Canadian government adopt similar measures.
|Great Lakes United||Jun 6 1993||Great Lakes United resolution|
|An action plan on invasive species||
This report outlines five areas in which the Obama administration and 111th Congress can take action to stop invasive species in the United States. It includes: screening intentional imports; preventing inadvertent introductions; funding early detection and response; federal leadership; addressing other funding gaps.
|National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species||Jan 13 2009||Report|
|An Introduction to Green Infrastructure||
This slideshow from the the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition identifies opportunities and benefits of green infrastructure practices.
|Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition||Dec 6 2010||Multimedia (image, video, audio, PowerPoint)|
|An opinion on the governors and premiers’ proposed “Annex Implementing Agreements”||
Op-ed dispelling myths surround the Annex Agreements, and explaining why the agreements are a positive step forward for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River protection.
|Great Lakes United; National Wildlife Federation||Sep 20 2004||Letter, comment, or government submissions|
|Annual Losses to Great Lakes Region by Ship-borne Invasive Species at least $200 Million||
Preliminary research suggests that the annual cost to the Great Lakes region from invasive species introduced by shipping may be upwards of $200 million dollars a year because invasions limit the ability of the natural ecosystem to support fisheries, raw water uses, and wildlife watching. This factsheet explores some of these first findings.
|University of Notre Dame; University of Wyoming||Jul 16 2008||Factsheet|
|Annual Report 2009||
Great Lakes United's Annual Report for 2009.
|Great Lakes United||Nov 20 2010||Report|
|Asian carp Factsheet: Unraveling the science behind the bighead carp found in Lake Calumet||
A new report has been released which attempts to determine the life history of the bighead carp captured on June 22, 2010, in Lake Calumet, just 6 miles from Lake Michigan. Great Lakes United, in partnership with Alliance for the Great Lakes, Healing Our Waters Coalition, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Prairie Rivers Network have produced a factsheet to unravel the science and clear up some of the misconceptions behind the bighead carp found in Lake Calumet.
|GLU, HOW, NWF, NRDC, PRN||Aug 11 2010||Factsheet|
|Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act sign on||
The undersigned Great Lakes organizations are writing in strong support of bill H.R. 3049/ S.1402 the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act. We support listing Asian carp (black, bighead and silver) as injurious under the Lacey Act and protecting the Great Lakes by closing a major loophole in the trade regime.
|Alliance for the Great Lakes; Biodiversity Project ; Clean Water Action; Eastern Surfing Association - Great Lakes District; Environmental Advocates of New York; Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund; Great Lakes United; Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited; Izaak Walton League – Bush Lake Chapter; Izaak Walton League - Dwight Lydell Chapter; Izaak Walton League - Michigan Division; Izaak Walton League - Minnesota Division; Izaak Walton League - New York Division; Michigan United Conservation Clubs; National Wildlife Federation; Ohio Environmental Council;||Nov 28 2005||Letter, comment, or government submissions|
|Asian Carps at the gateway of the Great Lakes at Chicago||
A power point presentation prepared by Mary Muter for the "What to do about Asian Carp in Canada?" webinar.
|Sierra Club||Multimedia (image, video, audio, PowerPoint)|
|Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations||
The Great Lakes United coalition applauds efforts to amend the Shipping Act to better protect waters of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and the nation. We stress that such action has been strongly supported by the federal government in the “Government Response to the 4th Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans- Aquatic Invasive Species: Uninvited Guests”. In this response,
|Great Lakes United||Aug 23 2005||Letter, comment, or government submissions|
|Ballast Water Discharge||
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Great Lakes United urges that the Governments of Canada and
|Great Lakes United||Jun 13 1999||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Banning Chlorine in the Paper Industry||
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United calls upon all U.S. and Canadian Jurisdictions on Lake Superior to ban the use of chlorine and chlorine compounds used for de-lignification and bleaching by the paper industry on Lake Superior; AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United views this as a litmus test issue in determining whether or not political leaders and regulators are willing to comply with the visionary spirit of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement; AND
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United supports a ban on the use of chlorine and chlorine compounds for de-lignification and bleaching by the paper industry throughout the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence River Basin, throughout North America and throughout the world.
|Great Lakes United||May 6 1990||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Bill C-20, Recommendations for Amendments to Bill||
A letter to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Commons supporting the Canadian Environmental Law Association’s suggested amendments to Bill C-20, regarding nuclear industry liability, the proposed Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act.
|Great Lakes United||Nov 19 2009||Letter, comment, or government submissions|
|Calling for the Passage of the United States Comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Reform Act||
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United believes legislation is needed to strengthen and revise the Occupational Safety and Heallh Act; AND
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United supports the prompt passage of the Comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Reform Act (S. 1622, H.R. 3160).
AND THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Congress appropriate and allocate adequate funding to fully implement all aspects of the Reform legislation.
|Great Lakes United||May 3 1992||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Calling on Congress to Reject Trade Agreements that Abrogate US Health Safety Environmental and Labour Laws||
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United calls upon the Great Lakes Basin delegation to the Congress to immediately cosponsor H.R. Resolution 246 and Senate Resolution 109 and to assure their passage when brought to a vote, AND
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United calls upon the President of the United States to initiate and complete negotiations, as part of the Uruguay Round of GATT talks, to make the GAIT compatible with the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other United States health, safety, labor, trade and environmental laws including those laws designed to protect the environment and workers outside the geographic borders of the United States. AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United calls upon the President of the United States to guarantee that the GATT, US./ Mexico or other trade agreements will not In any way reduce the authority of local and state governments to establish health, safety, labor, environmental, purchasing or procurement laws that the people and their elected representatives have passed.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United calls on the President of the United States not to enter Into any lnternational agreement - including GATT and NAFTA - and Congress not to approve any international agreement, that weakens United States' manufacturing Industries and fosters international wage competition that undermines workers living standards.
|Great Lakes United||May 3 1992||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Canada and the “Annex” Water Agreements||
The impact of the Annex agreements for Canada.
|Great Lakes United||Oct 9 2004||Factsheet|
THEREFORE BE I T RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United and other environmental organizations be formally included as full participants in the renegotiation of the Canada-Ontario Agreement.
|Great Lakes United||May 5 1991||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Canadian Grand Canal Program||
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Great Lakea United exprasses its outrage that the Grand Canal project could even be seriously considered by Canadian private interest groups and public officials and opposes any study or further considerations of the proposal.
|Great Lakes United||May 19 1985||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Cancerous Tumours in Fish||
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED TEAT, Great Lakea United in Annual Meeting assembled May 11-13, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, urges that Federal, State, and Provincial governments, and duly constituted interstate and international bodies, as appropriate, develop biological indicators as early warning monitoring programs and cooperative tumor Registries to determine the incidence and extent of cancerous tumors in fish and of tumor-causing pollutants in the environment, throughout the United States and Canada.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, State, Provincial and Federal governments and interstate and international bodies, greatly expand their efforts to curtail the pollution of the nation's lakes, rivers and coastal waters by cancer-causing and other toxic chemicals; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, Congress amend the FDA's existing statutory authority to require the FDA, when establishing "action levels" and tolerances for fish and ehellfish contaminants, to tailor these limits to specific geographic areas and subpopulations, so as to reflect better the veriations in rates of fish and shellfish consumption within the overall population; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, the various jurisdictions should establish uniform and comprehensive alert and notice system fishermen and other fish and shellfieh consumers of the deleterious pollutant levels and/or tumors in fish and in their waters.
|Great Lakes United||May 13 1983||Great Lakes United resolution|
|Changes to 1985 Resolution on Nuclear Waste||
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT GREAT LAKES UNITED COOPERATE WITH LOCAL GROUPS TO ACTIVELY OPPOSE THESE SITES AND ALL OTHER SITES WHICH MAY BE PROPOSED WITHIN THE BASIN; AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT GREAT LAKES UNITED ACTIVELY PROMOTE AND SUSTAIN PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS DIRECTED TOWARD BROAD-BASED PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON SAFE OPTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF LOW AND HIGH-LEVEL WASTE; AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Great Lakes United board members and staff appear with representatives of local groups to present this resolution.
|Great Lakes United||May 7 1989||Great Lakes United resolution|
Therefore be it resolved that Great Lakes United endorse the principles behind the original proposal for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) legislation in Europe and Be it further resolved that Great Lakes United endorse and advocate the need for the similar legislation in Canada and the United States.
|Great Lakes United||Jun 6 2004||Great Lakes United resolution|
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
|Great Lakes United||May 5 1994||Great Lakes United resolution|