US, Canada Update Great Lakes Enviro Pact

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and Canada on Friday approved updates to an environmental pact aimed at proactively preventing ecological harm in the Great Lakes, the first time in over 25 years that the agreement has been revised.

In a formal ceremony held Friday in Washington, U.S. and Canadian environmental officials signed the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The deal included amendments that addressed recent ecological and health threats impacting the series of freshwater lakes, including the dangers posed by aquatic invasive species and the effects of climate...
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