Will the IJC ditch Plan 2014?

June 12, 2019 01:03 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Could Plan 2014 get scrapped? The U.S. half of the International Joint Commission (IJC) wants to consider it.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich says Jane Corwin, the new IJC chairwoman, is going to call for an emergency meeting. 

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Corwin and the other U.S. commissioners want to look at suspending the controversial policy that changed how the water levels are managed on the lake. They're considering going back to Plan 1958dd, which is how water levels were managed for more than 50 years.

News10NBC followed up with Reilich Wednesday morning. We asked when we can expect this proposal to happen.

"It's my understanding is she's going to call for it today [Wednesday] and the two items on the agenda is to maximize the outflow out of the St. Lawrence River for the duration, which means at this point indefinitely, as well as to suspend Plan 2014, which would leave in effect 1958 dd plan in place," Reilich said.

The IJC is made up of six commissioners — three from Canada and three from the U.S. There would have to be support from both sides of the border in order for Plan 2014 to get tossed.


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