Media Release

CELA and Partners Collaborate to Prevent Water Diversions from the Great Lakes Basin

Jul 19 2004

A coalition of leading Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin environmental groups today praised two draft agreements between the region’s states and provinces as an important step toward preventing basin diversions and water abuses. But the groups said the agreements need several important changes to fully protect the region’s waters. For more information on the agreements, their background, future scheduled hearings, and the perspectives of environmental groups, connect to www.speakongreatlakes.org. Ontario, Minister of Natural Resources David Ramsay notes that Ontario will be announcing public meetings soon.Ontario documents have been posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry . The Council of Great Lakes Governors will be holding two public meetings, one in Chicago on September 8, 2004 and one in Toronto on September 20, 2004. For more information:See Joint ENGO Media Release linked belowSarah Miller416-960-2284 ex. 213 or millers@lao.on.ca

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