Article from Treehugger.com:
Vermont Bans Fracking: We Can Live Without Oil & Natural Gas, But Cannot Without Clean Water
Sierra Club Ontario is happy to announce the commencement of the second phase of McMaster Great Lakes research funded by the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation. The research examines the threats to coastal biodiversity due to changes in the hydrologic regime of Lakes Huron and Erie. The first report (see attachment below), summarizes their main year-one findings.
With continued Sierra Club sponsorship, the research team has just started a second season of tracking the Blanding's turtle, northern pike and as well as beginning a new project identifying muskellunge spawning and nursery habitat in Georgian Bay.
By Dan McDermott, Chapter Director
Premier Dalton McGuinty’s commitment to enact a Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA) was the one new environmental commitment put forward by the Liberals during last fall’s election. The environmental community responded positively to the pledge while noting that the funding component mentioned by the Premier was a modest one. It was also noted that the commitment contained no specifics as to what McGuinty saw as priority Great Lakes issues.... Read more »
Great Lakes Section Chair Mary Muter was honoured earlier this year by the Township of the Archipelago "for her dedication and hard work in seeking solutions to the current problems facing the water quality and water levels of the Great Lakes." See more online here:
We're proud of you Mary!
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