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Jennifer Caddick of Save the River hopes President Obama will help restore and improve wetlands like these in French Creek, a St. Lawrence tributary.
Jennifer Caddick of Save the River hopes President Obama will help restore and improve wetlands like these in French Creek, a St. Lawrence tributary.

Great Lakes defenders see hope in Obama

The Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River contain one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water, 90% of the fresh surface water in the U.S. But they've been battered by industrial pollution, farm and road runoff, and invasive species. The 185 foreign species in the Lakes and River cause billions of dollars in damage to the region's economy every year. After years of neglect by Washington, the Obama Administration is making a multi-billion dollar commitment to the cleaning up the Great Lakes. Environmentalists believe they have a big ally. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

North Country will fight for "more than our fair share" of stimulus

In the coming weeks, political leaders in Albany and Washington will be hammering out details of the massive stimulus plan. Here in New York, various interest groups and various regions are lining up to try to win a share of that money. Garry Douglas, head of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, has emerged as one of the most influential dealmakers in New York state. Douglas spoke in-depth about the stimulus and its impact on the North Country with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Stimulus bill an issue in the 20th CD race

The partisan division over the federal economic stimulus bill passed by Congress is emerging as an issue in the race to fill the open House seat in the 20th Congressional District. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

McHugh a skeptic on stimulus bill

Gov. David Paterson counts 1900 construction projects ready for the federal stimulus money. Congressman John McHugh said yesterday it isn't clear how far it will go. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Ogdensburg seeks its share of fed housing stimulus

Ogdensburg officials are asking for a federal grant to rehab foreclosed homes - and turn them into affordable housing for the city's low-income residents. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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