NEMWI Hosts Three Congressional Briefings on Regional Issues

The Northeast-Midwest Institute held its first two briefings of 2018 on January 31 for an audience of Congressional staff and regional stakeholders. One briefing covered the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force’s 2017 Report to Congress, which gave an update on progress toward reducing nutrient pollution deposited in the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River. The second briefing examined the importance of the Soo Locks to the American economy and the role they play in the supply chain of the American steel industry. The third briefing featured seven panelists representing four distinct groups of stakeholders discussing the status and impacts of Asian grass carp in the Great Lakes. Summaries of and materials from the briefings can be found below.