Alert reader freedom2learn, always on top of developing stories, wrote in with this question...What is Agenda 21 and how does it effect The Great Lakes?
First of all, I hope you didn't just eat because you'll need a barf-bag after you read Wikipedia's description of Agenda21....
Agenda 21 is a programme run by the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organisations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans impact on the environment. The number 21 refers to the 21st century.
The term sustainable development is UN code for the intent to seize the wealth and restrict the economic activity of wealthy nations, specifically the US. To the UN, it's not a fair world unless all nations are equal in misery, hunger, and despair, and it's using the global warming hoax as a pretext to controlling our economy, industry, and wealth.
Look no further than this quote from their web site to pretty much sum it up.....and to pretty much make you lose your lunch.
"...current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations..."  Maurice Strong , opening speech at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development
To answer freedom's question specifically about the Great Lakes region, here are the specific goals of Agenda 21...
Agenda 21 sets out environmental strategies for the management of coasts, oceans, and water, the monitoring and reduction of chemical waste, the eradication of radioactive waste, and the conservation of natural vegetation and soils. In addition, there are plans for the development of sustainable farming, and other socio-economic proposals which include measures to improve health care, to reduce poverty, and to develop fair and environmentally friendly trade policies.
The aim is to promote global sustainable development at a more fundamental level than traditional aid programmes, based on common needs and interests, and on collective responsibility.
"develop fair trade policies, common needs and interests, collective responsibility".
This reeks of socialist/marxist dogma, or exactly what you would expect from the most corrupt, detestable collection of thugs and dictators ever assembled. In short, because Canada stupidly signed Agenda21, the government can impose these restrictions on it's side of the Great Lakes without debate. Without a doubt, they will affect life in or around the US side too. In the US, thankfully, the President cannot enter into a binding international agreement unilaterally. Those have to be passed by Congress. Hopefully, our legislators will resist the pressure to submit to the UN's insidious plot to control us.
Go to Crossroad and see the reprehensible UN bureaucrats' ploy to seize control of your lives.