Great Lakes cleanup

Year Published:  1990  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3915

Abstract:  Environmental groups are calling on the Canadian and American governments to take more action on cleaning up the Great Lakes. "Neither government is enforcing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement", said John Jackson of Great Lakes United at a press conference in March. "We see no concrete plans. We'd like to see a timetable and plans for achieving it." In a document released by the Sierra Club, the groups call for measures to force local, state, and provincial governments to abide by the agreement; to clean up 15,000 toxic sites around the Great Lakes; to use farm legislation to reduce sediment, pesticide, and fertilizer pollution; and to protect wetlands and coastal areas.

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