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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.

Cleveland study shows vacant lots may yield storm water solutions
WKSU - Kent, OH (4/22)
According to models, the retooling of vacant land to better absorb storm water and help prevent overloads to the sewage system could be applied to Cleveland, Ohio.

Canada narrows list of possible locations for nuclear waste facility
CBC News (4/9)
Canada is a step closer to picking a place to store spent nuclear fuel underground for the next 100,000 years, a project that's backfired on some of the world's other nuclear economies.

Cliffs will idle Canadian iron ore operation
Duluth News Tribune (2/12)
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on Tuesday announced it will close its Wabush Scully Mine operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, because the mine’s operating costs are too high.

Scrutiny of PolyMet proposal turns to cleanup
The San Francisco Chronicle (2/9)
One of the most contentious issues in debate is over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state's first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.

Land Conservancy of West Michigan announces new protected properties
MLive (1/15)
A batch of new protected properties in west Michigan have been announced, including one that will permanently preserve 600 feet of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline.

Department of Natural Resources to decide if Canadian company can drill for oil and gas near Au Sable River Holy Waters corridor
MLive (12/11)
The Michigan Department of Resources has to decide whether about 2,800 acres of property in a section of the Au Sable River known as the Holy Waters is to be leased, primarily to a Canadian company, which could eventually drill for oil and natural gas on the land.

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