In 1999, the Army Corps of Engineers began a study to determine the feasibility of expanding the Seaway to accommodate movement of larger shipping vessels through the Seaway.
The expansion of the Seaway would mean the destruction of miles of fragile habitat, re-suspension of polluted sediments and exacerbate the introduction of invasive species into the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
In 2007, the Army Corps of Engineers gave their most recent report on this issue. The report did not focus on the physical expansion of the Seaway, a victory for the River and Great Lakes. However, the report fell short of formally removing expansion options from further study.
Save The River continues to monitor the status of the Seaway studies to be sure that no further proposals for expansion of Seaway infrastructure are brought forward.
With Ship Still Stuck, Silence from the Seaway – Updated
The Federal Biscay is still stuck in a lock on the Seaway, with four ships waiting behind it and no one is talking about what is being done to get things moving. read more
The International Joint Commission assesses U.S. and Canadian efforts to improve Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River water quality:
'Commendable progress. Much more to be done.' read more
Seriously?! NO Great Lakes Restoration funding, ZERO!
It is hard to comprehend, but . . . read more
Oil Shipments, Winter Navigation, Seaway Expansion – Oh My!
Some bad old ideas never seem to die. But to couple it with a new really bad idea - oil shipments on the St. Lawrence River - is no joke. read more
Remembering the River: Iroquois Lock 1957
This was a test run of the lock, a key facility in the soon to be completed St. Lawrence Seaway system. It is a pivotal event ushering in devastating regulation of the once natural levels and flows on the St. Lawrence River. read more
Tell Congress “Don’t weaken environmental review of Army Corps projects!”
Provisions in the House and Senate versions of the Water Resources Development Act will make it much harder to fight bad Army Corps projects like Seaway Expansion and winter navigation, should they be re-introduced. read more
Action Alert! Thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Formally Rejecting Seaway Expansion!
In the latest iteration of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made a significant step forward by formally removing expansion from future planning for commercial navigation on the Lakes and River. This is a significant victory for communities around the region. We need your help to write the Corps and thank them for listening to and acting on community input. read more
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