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Plan 2014 Ltr to Agencies 8-14

Plan 2014 Ltr to Agencies 8-14

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Alliance
 
for
 
the
 
Great
 
Lakes
 
Audubon
 
New
 
York
 
Buffalo
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Buffalo
Niagara
 
Riverkeeper
 
Citizens
 
Campaign
 
for
 
the
 
Environment
 
Clarkson
 
University
 
Council
 
of 
 
Canadians
 
Ducks
 
Unlimited,
 
Inc.
 
Ducks
 
Unlimited
 
Canada
 
Environmental
 
Defense
 
FLOW
 
Freshwater
 
Future
 
Groupe
 
d’éducation
 
et
 
d’écosurveillance
 
de
 
l’eau
 
International
 
Water
 
Levels
 
Coalition
 
Lake
 
Ontario
 
Waterkeeper
 
Izaak
 
Walton
 
League
 
of 
 
America
 
National
 
Parks
 
Conservation
 
Association
 
National
 
Wildlife
 
Federation
 
Natural
 
Resources
 
Defense
 
Council
 
The
 
Nature
 
Conservancy
 
in
 
New
 
York
 
Nature
 
Quebec
 
New
 
York
 
League
 
of 
 
Conservation
 
Voters
 
New
 
York
 
State
 
Conservation
 
Council
 
Ontario
 
Federation
 
of 
 
Anglers
 
and
 
Hunters
 
Save
 
The
 
River
 
Sierra
 
Club
 
Thousand
 
Islands
 
Land
 
Trust
 
Tip
 
of 
 
the
 
Mitt
 
Watershed
 
Council
 
Trout
 
Unlimited
 
World
 
Wildlife
 
Fund
 
Canada
 
Central
 
Westchester
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Delaware
Otsego
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
The
 
Edge
 
Four
 
Harbors
 
Audubon
 
Genesee
 
Valley
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Huntington
Oyster
 
Bay
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Milwaukee
 
Riverkeeper
 
North
 
Shore
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Onondaga
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Saw
 
Mill
 
River
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Southern
 
Adirondack
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
July
 
18,
 
2014
 
The
 
Honorable
 
John
 
Kerry
 
Secretary
 
of 
 
State
 
U.S.
 
Department
 
of 
 
State
 
2201
 
C
 
Street,
 
NW
 
Washington,
 
D.C.
 
20520
 
Dear
 
Secretary
 
Kerry:
 
We
 
write
 
to
 
you
 
today
 
on
 
an
 
issue
 
of 
 
fundamental
 
importance
 
to
 
the
 
economy
 
and
 
quality
 
of 
 
life
 
of 
 
the
 
bi
national
 
Lake
 
Ontario
St.
 
Lawrence
 
River
 
watershed,
 
and
 
the
 
Great
 
Lakes
 
region.
 
Since
 
1960,
 
the
 
levels
 
of 
 
Lake
 
Ontario
 
and
 
the
 
flows
 
of 
 
the
 
St.
 
Lawrence
 
River
 
have
 
been
 
regulated
 
by
 
a
 
dam
 
in
 
the
 
St.
 
Lawrence,
 
based
 
on
 
pre
computer
 
era
 
technology
 
and
 
methods.
 
In
 
2001,
 
in
 
response
 
to
 
widespread
 
dissatisfaction
 
with
 
the
 
current
 
regulation
 
plan,
 
the
 
International
 
Joint
 
Commission
 
(IJC)
 
embarked
 
on
 
a
 
five
year,
 
$20
 
million
 
process
 
to
 
develop
 
a
 
new
 
plan
 
in
 
consultation
 
with
 
nearly
 
200
 
representatives
 
of 
 
the
 
interests
 
affected
 
by
 
regulation.
 
The
 
IJC
 
posed
 
a
 
question:
 
Is
 
it
 
possible
 
to
 
develop
 
a
 
new
 
regulation
 
plan
 
that
 
is
 
good
 
for
 
the
 
economy
 
and
 
outdoor
 
recreation;
 
that
 
repairs
 
some
 
of 
 
the
 
environmental
 
damage
 
caused
 
by
 
the
 
stifling
 
of 
 
the
 
lake’s
 
natural
 
ebb
 
and
 
flow
 
under
 
the
 
current
 
regulation
 
plan;
 
and
 
that
 
maintains
 
the
 
protections
 
for
 
shoreline
 
property
 
that
 
regulation
 
has
 
provided?
 
After
 
13
 
years
 
of 
 
exhaustive
 
study
 
and
 
bi
national
 
consultation
 
with
 
stakeholders
 
and
 
the
 
general
 
public,
 
supported
 
by
 
state
of 
the
art
 
simulation
 
of 
 
the
 
impacts
 
of 
 
alternative
 
regulation
 
plans,
 
it
 
is
 
clear
 
that
 
the
 
answer
 
to
 
this
 
question
 
is
 
Yes
 
 –
 
all
 
of 
 
these
 
objectives
 
will
 
be
 
accomplished
 
by
 
Plan
 
2014,
 
which
 
has
 
recently
 
been
 
proposed
 
by
 
the
 
IJC
 
as
 
the
 
new
 
regulation
 
plan.
 
Plan
 
2014
 
will
 
increase
 
production
 
of 
 
hydropower
 
by
 
the
 
dams
 
in
 
the
 
St.
 
Lawrence
 
River,
 
and
 
maintain
 
the
 
benefits
 
that
 
regulation
 
of 
 
the
 
River
 
and
 
Lake
 
has
 
provided
 
to
 
international
 
shipping.
 
By
 
restoring
 
some
 
of 
 
the
 
natural
 
fluctuations
 
in
 
water
 
levels,
 
while
 
avoiding
 
extreme
 
high
 
and
 
low
 
levels,
 
Plan
 
2014
 
will
 
restore
 
the
 
plant
 
and
 
animal
 
diversity
 
of 
 
coastal
 
wetlands
 
with
 
minimal 
 
 public
 
investment 
 
and
 
dramatically
 
increase
 
opportunities
 
 
for
 
hunting,
 
fishing,
 
and
 
wildlife
 
viewing.
 
While
 
there
 
may
 
be
 
a
 
small
 
increase
 
in
 
the
 
cost
 
of 
 
maintaining
 
break
walls
 
on
 
Lake
 
Ontario
 
to
 
slow
 
erosion,
 
the
 
net
 
total
 
value
 
of 
 
protection
 
for
 
coastal
 
property
 
provided
 
by
 
Plan
 
2014
 
will
 
top
 
$25
 
million
 
annually
 
for
 
the
 
developed
 
shoreline
 
properties
 
in
 
both
 
countries
 
that
 
are
 
in
 
close
 
proximity
 
to
 
the
 
Lake
 
or
 
Upper
 
River,
 
or
 
at
 
low
 
elevation.
 
Plan
 
2014
 
will
 
maintain
 
the
 
protections
 
from
 
flooding
 
of 
 
coastal
 
property
 
that
 
current
 
regulation
 
has
 
provided,
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
safeguard
 
water
 
quality
 
and
 
outdoor
 
recreation
 
on
 
the
 
Lower
 
River
 
and
 
in
 
Montreal.
 
We
 
have
 
attached
 
to
 
this
 
letter
 
some
 
of 
 
the
 
expressions
 
of 
 
growing
 
support
 
for
 
Plan
 
2014
 
by
 
thousands
 
of 
 
citizens
 
and
 
numerous
 
organizations
 
in
 
the
 
region.
 
We
 
urge
 
your
 
agency
 
to
 
lend
 
its
 
support
 
for
 
this
 
once
a
generation
 
opportunity
 
to
 
combine
 
sustainable
 
shoreline
 
management
 
with
 
ongoing
 
economic
 
benefit.
 
If 
 
such
 
an
 
opportunity
 
is
 
lost
 
due
 
to
 
delayed
 
implementation
 
of 
 
Plan
 
2014,
 
the
 
next
 
opportunity
 
may
 
not
 
arise
 
for
 
decades.
 
Sincerely,
 
National,
 
regional 
 
and 
 
state/provincial 
 
organizations
Joel
 
Brammeier
 
President
 
&
 
CEO
 
Alliance
 
for
 
the
 
Great
 
Lakes
 
Erin
 
Crotty
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Audubon
 
New
 
York
 
Loren
 
Smith
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Buffalo
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Jill
 
Jedlicka
 
Executive
 
Director
 
&
 
Riverkeeper
 
Buffalo
 
Niagara
 
Riverkeeper
 
Brian
 
Smith
 
Associate
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Citizens
 
Campaign
 
for
 
the
 
Environment
 
Anthony
 
G.
 
Collins
 
President
 
Clarkson
 
University
 
Emma
 
Lui
 
National
 
Water
 
Campaigner
 
Council
 
of 
 
Canadians
 
Ducks
 
Unlimited,
 
Inc.
 
David
 
Brakhage,
 
Director
 
of 
 
Operations
 
Great
 
Lakes/Atlantic
 
Region
 
Ducks
 
Unlimited
 
Canada
 
Mark
 
Gloutney,
 
Director
 
Eastern
 
Region
 
Tim
 
Gray
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Environmental
 
Defence
 
Liz
 
Kirkwood
 
Executive
 
Director
 
FLOW
 
Jill
 
M.
 
Ryan
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Freshwater
 
Future
 
Nathalie
 
Piedboeuf,
 
M.
 
Sc
 
Biologie
 
Directrice
 
générale
 
/Executive
 
Director,
 
G3E:
 
Groupe
 
d'éducation
 
et
 
d'écosurveillance
 
de
 
l'eau,
 
Quebec
 
 
William
 
Schebaum
 
President
 
International
 
Water
 
Levels
 
Coalition
 
Mark
 
Mattson
 
President
 
Lake
 
Ontario
 
Waterkeeper
 
Les
 
Monostory,
 
President
 
NYS
 
Division,
 
Izaak
 
Walton
 
League
 
of 
 
America
 
Cortney
 
Worrall
 
Regional
 
Director,
 
Northeast
 
Regional
 
Office
 
National
 
Parks
 
Conservation
 
Association
 
Andrew
 
Buchsbaum
 
Regional
 
Executive
 
Director
 
National
 
Wildlife
 
Federation
 
Lawrence
 
Levine
 
Senior
 
Attorney,
 
Water
 
Program
 
Natural
 
Resources
 
Defense
 
Council
 
Stuart
 
F.
 
Gruskin
 
Chief 
 
Conservation
 
and
 
External
 
Affairs
 
Officer
 
The
 
Nature
 
Conservancy
 
in
 
New
 
York
 
Marc
 
Hudon
 
Chair,
 
Water
 
commission,
 
Nature
 
Quebec
 
Marcia
 
Bystryn
 
Executive
 
Director
 
New
 
York
 
League
 
of 
 
Conservation
 
Voters
 
Charles
 
Parker
 
President
 
New
 
York
 
State
 
Conservation
 
Council
 
Ron
 
Urban
 
Chairman
 
NY
 
Trout
 
Unlimited
 
Matt
 
DeMille,
 
M.Sc.
 
Manager,
 
Fish
 
and
 
Wildlife
 
Services
 
Ontario
 
Federation
 
of 
 
Anglers
 
and
 
Hunters
 
Lee
 
Willbanks
 
Upper
 
St.
 
Lawrence
 
Riverkeeper
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Save
 
The
 
River
 
Paul
 
Flansburg
 
Chair
 
of 
 
the
 
Great
 
Lakes
 
Committee
 
Sierra
 
Club,
 
Atlantic
 
Chapter
 
Jake
 
Tibbles
 
Executive
 
Director
 
Thousand
 
Islands
 
Land
 
Trust
 
Grenetta
 
Thomassey,
 
PhD
 
Program
 
Director
 
Tip
 
of 
 
the
 
Mitt
 
Watershed
 
Council
 
Jack
 
Imhoff 
 
National
 
Biologist,
 
Director
 
of 
 
Conservation
 
Ecology
 
Trout
 
Unlimited
 
Elizabeth
 
Hendriks
 
Director,
 
Freshwater
 
Program
 
WWF
Canada
 
Chapters
 
and 
 
local 
 
Organizations
 
Lisa
 
Curtis
 
President
 
Central
 
Westchester
 
Audubon
 
Society
 
Andrew
 
Mason
 
Co
President
 
Delaware
Otsego
 
Audubon
 
Society
 

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