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Snyder Signs Agreement to Work With Governors and Premiers on Great Lakes Issues


(MPRN-Undated) Gov. Rick Snyder spent part of the weekend in Quebec discussing issues affecting the Great Lakes. 

He signed an agreement on Friday to work more closely with state and provincial leaders in the region. It’s partly meant to boost Canadian involvement in Great Lakes discussions.

“It’s not about politics. We’re friends. We’re partners. We’re neighbors. And I think it was important to say we should be on an equal footing as we go through those issues,” said Snyder. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to reengage, reactivate, and make many wonderful things start to happen for the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.”

The group highlighted goals to prevent the spread of invasive species and improve water quality. They are vowing to find a strategy to double maritime trade while shrinking environmental impact on the Great Lakes. The leaders also want to reduce by 40 percent nutrients that feed harmful algal blooms in the lakes.

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