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NEWS: Oil and gas drilling, radioactive shipments on IJC agenda, Oct. 19-22

WDIO.com reports that the International Joint Commission will be holding its semi-annual meeting in Ottawa on October 19-22.

“U.S. Senator Russ Feingold is urging (the IJC) to support banning Canadian oil and gas drilling operations in the Great Lakes. In a letter to the International Joint Commission (IJC), Feingold and 15 other lawmakers urged the IJC to consider the ban (at its upcoming meeting). Currently, Canada has hundreds of active wells in Lake Erie and allows drilling for oil and natural gas under the Great Lakes from onshore wells, and drilling for natural gas in the Great Lakes from offshore wells.”

“Last week, Feingold sent letters to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Environment Canada calling into question a proposal to ship radioactive nuclear waste from Canada to Sweden via the Great Lakes.”

The full article is at http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S1780344.shtml?cat=10335.

A campaign blog on oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes can be read at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=4400.