Friday, July 12, 2013

Help Restore Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Restore Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River
Sailboats on the water.
Submit comments and attend an upcoming public hearing
The health of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has been significantly damaged by fifty years of poor regulation that solely benefited power generation and shipping. Wetlands have been destroyed, fish populations have dwindled, and wildlife has disappeared. We have the chance to change this, and Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River need your voice.
After thousands like you demanded action, the International Joint Commission (IJC) finally proposed a new regulation plan, known as Plan 2014 (a slightly revised version of the proposed Plan Bv7). Plan 2014 is a modern plan that achieves a balance of benefits for all interests. Plan 2014 will benefit the environment and economy while improving hydroelectric power generation. This plan will make significant progress toward restoring the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario after more than half a century of environmentally damaging regulation.
Plan 2014 is open for public comment, and public hearings have been scheduled. Please take a moment to take action today for a healthier Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River.
What you can do:
  1. Submit an online comment in support of Plan 2014. This will take just a few minutes and will send a strong message in support of a healthy lake and river. Simply tell the IJC:
    • You strongly support the implementation of Plan 2014.
    • Plan 2014 is a modern plan that benefits all interests and will help to restore the ecosystem of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
  2. Attend an upcoming public hearing. The International Joint Commission is holding public hearings on Plan 2014 in July. Your voice, speaking out for the health of the River and Lake, is critical now more than ever.
Hearings in New York
Sunday, July 14 Tuesday, July 16 Wednesday, July 17
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY
Meeting Room:
4-H Training Center
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Central High School
5891 Route 21
Williamson, NY
Meeting Room:
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Bonnie Castle
31 Holland Street
Alexandria Bay, NY
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
All of Us at CCE
Citizens Campaign for the Environment
225A Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-390-7150 | Fax: 516-390-7160
6 Regional Offices in New York and Connecticut

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