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Governor Calls on President to Assist the State

Dec 20, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Donald Trump highlighting the need for consistent federal action for a new lock in Sault Ste. Marie and the critical issues impacting the Great Lakes. In her letter, she stressed the importance of the Soo Locks to the state’s economy and the nation’s defense. Highlighting the role they play in moving raw materials used by steel producers, automakers, and other major manufacturers in the Great Lakes region.

Additionally, Governor Whitmer highlighted critical issues facing the Great Lakes. According to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, approximately 250 miles of shoreline along Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Huron are eroding more quickly than others, at an average rate of one foot per year.

To read the full letter to the President, please click here.

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