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September 21, 2008

Great Lakes September Update

The House on Thursday passed the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which would expand a program to reduce contaminated sediments in the lakes.

AP – Great Lakes Legacy Act

Toxic sediment has led to a degradation of fish and wildlife populations and habitat in the lakes, and Congress must act to make sure future generations can enjoy “these precious resources,” said Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Appleton).

Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel

The Great Lakes Legacy Act, an improved version of its 2002 predecessor, passed the House of Representatives 371-20 and is waiting to move into the Senate for passage there before it moves to Bush for his signature.

The bill creates a roadmap to cleaning up the Great Lakes. Given there is still high concentrations of pollution remaining in rivers and harbors in the region that continues to put the ecosystem, wildlife, and humans at risk it is imperative that the cleanup of the Great Lakes, and its tributaries continues.

Great Lakes Legacy Act


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