How healthy are the Great Lakes?

The International Joint Commission, which helps regulate use of the lakes, sought answers at a recent  public meeting in Buffalo. Here's everything you need to know about the meeting -- including videos, photos and reports. 

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Watch all of our video coverage from the recent IJC public meeting on the Great Lakes in Buffalo. Experts from academia, government, business and non-profits outline the lakes' problems.

Eileen Koteras Elibol / WBFO NEWS

Lana Pollack, the U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission, addresses the crowd at a public meeting in Buffalo, N.Y. -- and discusses the Great Lakes Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and other topics concerning the Great Lakes.

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Capt. Larry Jones of the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association complains about access to the lake, at Tuesday's public meeting of the International Joint Commission. He was among the area residents to comment at the meeting, which was held at the WNED/WBFO studio in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Gordon Walker Commissioner Canadian Chair of Ijc - International Joint Commission​ speaks to audience during Public Meeting on the Great Lakes in Buffalo 2017

by Angelica A. Morrison / Great Lakes Today

The International Joint Commission, the bi-national group that helps to oversee the Great Lakes, held two public meetings in Buffalo on Tuesday – and more than 200 people showed up to share their concerns.