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CGLI Promotes …

Sustainable Development in the Great Lakes Region
CGLI promotes the economic growth and vitality of the region in harmony with its human and natural resources (sustainable development). CGLI works to ensure that industry is a substantive partner in the development of public policy in the Great Lakes region and encourages active industry participation in developing and implementing sustainable development policies and practices in the Great Lakes region.

Our Members are …

U.S. and Canadian Industry with significant Great Lakes assets
CGLI is a tax-exempt organization that represents the common interests of U.S. and Canadian industrial organizations from the manufacturing, utilities, transportation, communications, financial services and trade sectors. CGLI represents companies that have investments, facilities, products, or services in the Great Lakes region.

We focus on …

A Vision for the Great Lakes Region
CGLI envisions a Great Lakes regional business climate that is built on a foundation of sustainable development and is supported by public policies that promote sustainable ecosystems, attract and maintain a robust industrial base, enhance social systems and opportunities for the community, and provide for long-term economic stability.

CGLI participates in Great Lakes Environmental Summit (Washington D.C.)...

On February 7 and 8, CGLI participated in a Great Lakes Environmental Summit in Washington DC. The Summit is an annual event organized by the Northeast-Midwest Institute that provides an opportunity for the Great Lakes policy community to meet with US Congressional representatives and staff to discuss environmental program priorities for the Great Lakes region.

Binational chemical management strategies for PCBs and HBCD in development...

EPA and Environment and Climate Change Canada are preparing draft management strategies for addressing two chemicals of mutual concern that were identified under Annex 3 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)). CGLI’s Chemical Management Work Group is reviewing early drafts of the strategies.

CGLI and LimnoTech to highlight industry data needs and interests at IAGLR Conference...

CGLI has partnered with LimnoTech to organize a series of speakers and a panel discussion at the upcoming Conference on Great Lakes Research to be held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI from May 16 to 19, 2017. The goal of the session is to discuss how industry intersects with the Great Lakes, industry’s unique data needs, and any recent monitoring data or research collected by industry that might further our understanding of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

NGO Coalition seeks Impairment designations for Western Lake Erie Basin...

On December 19, a coalition of environmental and business groups issued a notice of intent to sue EPA to force the agency to approve or disapprove impaired water designations submitted by the states of Michigan and Ohio under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. The coalition contends that EPA has failed to perform its duty to approve or disprove the lists, which has delayed actions that EPA otherwise could be taken to address harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.