Policy

May 11th 2015

Action Alert: Vote Expected Tuesday Threatens the Clean Water Act

On Tuesday we expect the House of Representatives to vote on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (HR 1732)—a bill that would set back efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps to provide strong Clean Water … Continue reading

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April 29th 2015

Action Alert: House Bill Threatens the Clean Water Act

UPDATE: The U.S. House has delayed this vote until later in May. We will let you know when we expect the vote to come up next. On Friday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Regulatory Integrity Protection … Continue reading

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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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