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[Audio] Oberstar honored for Great Lakes work

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 5:49 am
image courtesy of oberstar.house.gov

Congressman Jim Oberstar received a special award Tuesday for his efforts in protecting the water quality of the Great Lakes. Izaak Walton League’s Great Lakes Committee presented Oberstar with its annual Great Lakes Protection Award. Oberstar says he is greatly honored by the recognition.

Oberstar receives the award because of his work on the Great Lakes Compact, which is an agreement by the Great Lakes states and Canada to protect water quality and prevent water from being diverted out of the Great Lakes Basin. However, the Congressman says the job is not yet complete.

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The League also recognized Oberstar’s bill to restore the authority of the Clean Water Act in the wake of two Supreme Court rulings

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