Thursday, March 10, 2011

President Nominates Two New Members To IJC

Mar 9: President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate two new members to the International Joint Commission (IJC). The nominees are Dereth Glance and Rich Moy. Ms. Glance is currently the Executive Program Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a non-profit citizens environmental and public health advocacy organization in New York and Connecticut. Rich Moy is a Senior Fellow at the Center of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana and a land and water consultant.
    The announcements came on the same day that the IJC released its 15th Biennial Report providing 32 recommendations for action at the Federal, state, provincial and local levels of government. In particular, the recommendations in the report focus on the need for the U.S. and Canada to approve a revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement that addresses threats to water quality to prevent or reduce their impact on human and ecological health [See WIMS 3/9/11].
    Access a release from the White House with further details on the nominees (click here). Access the IJC website for additional information (click here).