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Welcome to the Great Lakes Commission's collection of sustainable land use web resources. Links to recent relevant news stories are below and you can search the Great Lakes Information Network news archives by using the box at the bottom of the page. Follow the links on the left for issue-specific resources organized by state or province.

Judge orders Chicago to leave proposed Lucas Museum site unaltered
WBBM-TV - Chicago, IL (11/25)
Friends of the Parks in Chicago, Ill., filed suit earlier this month asking a federal judge to stop the proposed construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art between McCormick Place and Soldier Field, near Lake Michigan.

Friends of the Parks sue to keep Lucas Museum off Chicago's lakefront
CBS Chicago (11/13)
A parks advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, seeking to block plans to keep filmmaker George Lucasí proposed museum off the lakefront.

TransCanada to expand pipelines, even as Keystone costs soar
The Wall Street Journal (11/4)
TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday it will spend up to C$475 million to expand a gas pipeline project in southern Ontario.

76 Michigan communities oppose nuclear waste site near Lake Huron
ABC 10 - Ishpeming, MI (10/22)
In support of efforts in Lansing by state Sens. Phil Pavlov and Mike Green to halt construction of a permanent Canadian nuclear waste repository on the shores of Lake Huron, 76 Michigan communities, along with local government agencies in Canada and other U.S. states, have passed official resolutions opposing the Canadian proposal.

Environmental concerns trip up Enbridge oil pipeline project in Ontario
MLive (10/22)
An energy company that ships oil under the Straits of Mackinac has had a pipeline expansion project in Ontario halted by officials over concerns that the plans don't do enough to protect Canadian waterways.

Environmental groups take Great Lakes safety to Illinois politicians
ABC 7 - Chicago (10/7)
Groups concerned about the safety of the Great Lakes are taking their case to Illinois political leaders.

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