Policy

March 23rd 2015

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Restore Farm Bill Conservation Funding

UPDATE: The current sign on list now includes Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). As we’ve written about previously, President Obama’s proposed budget for FY2016 cut funding to Great Lakes programs, including the Great … Continue reading

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January 28th 2015

Water Protection Rule will be the Subject of Congressional Hearing Next Week

On Wednesday of next week two committees from the House and the Senate will hold a joint hearing to discuss the Waters of the United States Rule—the rule put forward by the Obama administration last year to help clarify the … Continue reading

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January 15th 2015

New Infographic Explains Farm Bill Program that Benefits the Great Lakes

Yesterday the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the recipients of the first round of grant funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new program under the 2014 Farm Bill. The RCPP provides funding under three categories: national, state, … Continue reading

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July 17th 2014

Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Sign On to Support EPA’s Clean Water Rule

Representatives Dingell and Quigley are circulating a letter in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule, also known as the protect clean water rule. We need your help in getting the rest of the Great Lakes Delegation … Continue reading

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July 15th 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Outlines Reasons to Support Clean Water Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put forward some great facts about their clean water protection rule that every supporter of clean water should read. The clean water protection rule—or Waters of the United States Rule—has been subjected to unfair, … Continue reading

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