Great Lakes United

Great Lakes United

March 26, 2009 13:09 ET

Reality Check: 50 years of the Seaway is no cause to celebrate

As the St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates its 50th anniversary, conservation groups take a critical look at environmental damages and outline future challenges.

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Science Editor, Transportation Editor BUFFALO AND OTTAWA, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - Telephone Briefing for Journalists

Monday, March 30, 2009
11:00 AM ET

U.S. and Canadian Journalists Dial: 1-800-791-2345, code: 27330

Jennifer Nalbone, Great Lakes United
Jennifer Caddick, Save the River
Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation


As the Seaway marks its 50 year anniversary, a public relations blitz is painting the operation as lean and green. The facts, however, tell a different story. On this call panelists will explain the Seaway's history of environmental damage - from channel blasting to invasive species- and the emerging threats to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River ecosystem if commercial shipping fails to adapt to lower water levels associated with climate change. A half a century after Seaway construction, panelists will provide a timely reality check and explain what the Seaway needs to do to live up to its rhetoric.

Join the call and participate in the Question and Answer session.

Contact Information

  • Jennifer Nalbone, Director, Navigation and Invasive Species, Great Lakes United
    Primary Phone: 716-213-0408
    Secondary Phone: 716-983-3831