Our Work

Here’s some of the work we’re doing to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy and high quality of life for current and future generations.

2019 GLC Semiannual Meeting

The 2019 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting was held May 21-23 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Check out #GLCAnnArbor19 on twitter for event photos, and visit our meetings page to view meeting materials.

2019 GLC Federal Priorities

The GLC’s 2019 federal priorities document recommends actions to Congress and the Administration that will create jobs, protect public health and revitalize struggling communities in the Great Lakes region. Additionally, state-specific materials showcase individual states’ benefits.

2019 Great Lakes Regional Priorities

During the annual Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., a broad coalition representing business, maritime, labor and environmental groups, regional agencies, state legislators, cities and tribes released a set of shared priorities for restoring the Great Lakes, supporting a thriving economy, and sustaining a healthy environment.

GLC releases Green infrastructure policy recommendations

Ahead of a Congressional briefing in D.C., the GLC recently released a report outlining steps to increase the adoption of green infrastructure in communities across the Great Lakes.

GLC calls on President and Congress to provide full funding for new Soo Lock

At the 2018 GLC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the GLC called on President Trump and the U.S. Congress to fully fund the construction of a new large lock at the Soo Locks complex.

Q&A: What happens if state shuts down Line 5 oil pipeline

As Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has indicated she may go to court as soon as the end of this month to try to stop the flow of oil through Enbridge's 66-year-old underwater pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, the potential impacts of permanently shutting down...

NY Sen. Schumer: fix Lake Ontario infrastructure

New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario. Read the full story by the Associated Press.

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