Press Releases

November 14th 2014

Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule

Public comment period closes today on rule upholding Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands essential to drinking water, Great Lakes Seeking to reverse a decade of uncertainty in which smaller surface waters across the country were put at risk … Continue reading

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October 30th 2014

Coalition on Toxic Hotspot Delisting: ‘Federal Investments Working’

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (October 30, 2014) – The U.S. EPA today announced it was removing two Michigan locations from a list of the region’s most polluted waters—so-called Areas of Concern. The sites—Deer Lake, south of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s Upper … Continue reading

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September 24th 2014

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Action Plan

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new Great Lakes action plan that will guide federal restoration efforts for the next five years. The plan, released today by the U.S. EPA at a meeting of Great Lakes mayors in … Continue reading

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September 9th 2014

Great Lakes Activists Gather in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Celebrate 10 Years of Restoration Success

Conference to pay tribute to businessman, philanthropist and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition founder Peter Wege GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (Sept. 9, 2014) – With federal Great Lakes restoration efforts paying off in communities across the region, more than 350 Great … Continue reading

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July 11th 2014

U.S. House Bill a ‘Step in Right Direction’, More Work Needed for Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee yesterday released a funding bill that maintains Great Lakes restoration funding, but cuts investments to halt sewage contamination and rolls back essential Clean Water Act protections. “The bill is a step … Continue reading

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