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Source: Watertown Daily Times

Friend of lakes nominated to IJC

BY MARC HELLER
TIMES WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

Posted: March 14, 2011
Originally Published: March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON — Advocates for a more environmentally oriented approach to water level regulation on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River soon may have a friend on the international commission that oversees those policies.

President Barack Obama has nominated Dereth Glance of Syracuse, executive program director with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, to fill an opening on the U.S.-Canadian International Joint Commission.

The nomination, announced Wednesday, caught the eyes of organizers at Save the River, the Clayton environmental group, who have worked with Ms. Glance on several issues, including pushing for a water regulation plan that attempts to parallel natural fluctuations that occurred before the St. Lawrence Power Project was built in the 1950s.

Ms. Glance, who has worked on Great Lakes water quality and environmental issues for years, is one of two people nominated to the commission. The other is Rich Moy, a land and water consultant who is a senior fellow at the Center of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. The nominations will be considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.