Acid Rain Advertising

The effects of acid rain on the environment as well as historic
buildings and monuments is the focus of an outdoor advertising
campaign by the Adirondack Council. This month (September ’99) the
New York environmental group launched the campaign on the streets and
subways in Washington DC to call Congress’ attention to acid rain
damage. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Todd Moe reports:

Regulating Power Plants

For years, Northeastern states have criticized their Midwestern
neighbors for the high levels of nitrous-oxide and sulfur emissions from
that region’s power plants. The pollution is believed to drift
northward,
causing smog and acid rain. This winter, attorneys for the states and
the
Environmental Protection Agency will meet in Federal court, to decide
whether the EPA has authority to regulate the power plants. As the
Great
Lakes Radio Consortium’s Brian Mann reports, now that a last-minute
compromise has fallen through, all sides are gearing up for a legal
battle
that could take years:

Tribes Re-Negotiate Fishing Rights

In the mid 1800’s the federal government established several treaties
with Native American tribes. Those treaties gave them broad rights to
fish the Great Lakes and they must be
re-negotiated every few years. These treaties have become a major point
of contention as fish resources become more strained. The Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Mark Brush reports that Michigan is in middle of
working out a new settlement with the tribes in their state: