press RELEASES

2010



2009

  • Highlights from the Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago, Illinois (December 10-11, 2009)

  • Press Release: Cities Initiative expresses disappointment the small number of coastal restoration projects recently funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Great Lakes Region (July 10, 2009)

  • Press Release: Cities Initiative and other Great Lakes partners call for approval of $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in U.S. 2010 federal budget (May 14, 2009)

  • Press Release: Cities Initiative Applauds U.S. Federal Investment in Great Lakes (March 4, 2009)

2008

  • Canadian and U.S. Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors call for urgent economic recovery focused on investment in public infrastructure and creating jobs within Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region (December 12, 2008)
  • Federal Parties have their say on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection / Les chefs des partis federaux s’expriment au sujet de la protection des Grands Lacs et du Saint-Laurent (October 8, 2008):
  • Mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative call on Canadian Federal Party Leaders to Protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River (September 22, 2008)
  • Mayor George Heartwell of Grand Rapids testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (July 30, 2008).
  • Press Release: Great Lakes Partners announce launch of new tool to help identify contamination at Great Lakes beaches (May 30, 2008) 
  • Press Release: Mayors applaud Wisconsin efforts towards ratification of the Great Lakes Compact (April 9, 2008).
  • Press release on responses from U.S. Presidential Candidates to questions from GLSLCI Mayors (February 18, 2008)

2007

  • Press Release: Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors urge Congress to override President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act 2007 (November 6, 2007)

  • Press Release: GLSLCI Mayors Call for Less Pollution from BP Refinery to Lake Michigan
    (July 18, 2007)
  • Press Release: Mayor Brian McMullan's Testimony on the Safeguarding and Sustaining Ontario's Water Act, 2007 (May 9, 2007)

2006

  • Press Release: GLSLCI provides comments on US Coast Guard proposal for weapons training on Great Lakes (November 13, 2006)
  • Press Release: Mayor Becker testifies to Congress on the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (September 2006)
  • Press Release: Mayor Daley Supports Federal Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes (April 2006)

2004

  • Great Lakes Cities Initiative Director testifies in support of federal legislation to address ballast water dumping, GLCI Press Release (March 25, 2004)
  • Mayors ask EPA Chief to support Great Lakes restoration, GLCI Press Release (January 23, 2004)