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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 19 July 2004


The Great Lakes Task Forces last week met with EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt to discuss Great Lakes restoration and implementation of the president’s Executive Order.  Administrator Leavitt laid out his ideas to ensure regional cooperation and develop short- and long-term strategies that achieve the restoration priorities adopted by the Council of Great Lakes Governors and the Great Lakes Cities Initiative.  He gave a similar address to Great Lakes mayors assembled last week in Chicago.

Congressional Task Force members expressed support for Leavitt's efforts but emphasized the need for near-term action.  They noted that several issues facing the
Great Lakes do not require additional study and that additional funding is needed now for existing Great Lakes programs.  

Contact:  Joy Mulinex with the Great
Lakes Task Forces (202/224-1211).




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