Great Lakes

Sierra Club applauds the new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Updated GLWQA signed in Washington DC, September 7, 2012

By Mary Muter, Chair Sierra Club Canada Great Lakes Section... Read more »

Keep river free of planned nuclear waste transports: Akwesasne

First-Nations communities along the St. Lawrence River are warning the federal government to get tough with firms that wish to transport nuclear waste via the waterway, despite new challenges created by the Tory government’s massive omnibus budget bill.

Bruce Power, Canada’s first privately-owned nuclear power generator located on Lake Huron, had applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in 2010 to transport nuclear waste to a Swedish treatment facility. The waste would be shipped to Sweden via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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Sierra Club Ontario's letter to the International Joint Commission

August 27, 2012

International Joint Commission, Canadian Section
234 Laurier Avenue West, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 6K6  Canada

The Hon. John Baird
House of Commons
Ottawa,  Canada

International Joint Commission United States Section,
2000 L Street, NW
Suite #615
Washington, DC 20036  USA

 

Dear IJC Canadian and United States Commissioners;

Thank you for providing the opportunity to comment during your recent public hearings and in writing on the International Upper Great Lakes Study Board’s (IUGLSB) Reports.... Read more »

Press Release: IJC to allow Georgian Bay to drop another 1.25 meters

Immediate release: August 9, 2012

IJC to allow Georgian Bay to drop another 1.25 meters

(Midland) -- The International Joint Commission may be intending to allow water levels in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay to drop by more than 1.25 meters (4 feet) below current levels that are already at historically low threatening shoreline wetlands, navigation and access of island properties if the recommendations of a report by the Upper Great Lakes Study Board are adopted.  A video shown at a series of public meeting arranged by the IJC  appeared to downplay the implications to the middle lakes.... Read more »

Tell the IJC to Restore our Water Levels!

The IJC meetings on the Great Lakes water levels finished off mid-July with some of its most successful turnouts (read about the Midland meeting, where 600+ people attended). The struggle is not over yet.  Please remember that the IJC is accepting public comments via mail by September 30, 2012.  It is also important to write your MP with the same message: Restore our water levels!

Before writing your letter(s) please ask yourself these questions:

1.       What do 13 unprecedented years of low water levels mean to you economically and environmentally ( eg loss of wetlands and fish habitat, water quality concerns, invasion of Phragmites australis on exposed shorelines)?... Read more »

            

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