Press Releases

February 11th 2016

Amid Obama Budget Cuts, Coalition Urges Congress to Again Stand up for Great Lakes

ANN ABOR, MICH. (February 11, 2016)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is calling on Congress to restore funding to core Great Lakes restoration programs that protect drinking water, keep beaches open, and support the outdoor recreation economy, following the release … Continue reading

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February 9th 2016

Obama Budget Cuts Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Today President Obama released his proposed budget, which includes cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from the current $300 million federal investment to $250 million. The budget marks the third year in a row that the president has recommended … Continue reading

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February 8th 2016

New EPA Report: Nearly $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes States

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (February 4, 2016) – Nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to curb sewage overflows and protect community drinking water in the eight Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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January 20th 2016

Committee to Consider Important Great Lakes Bill

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (January 20, 2016)—A U.S. Senate committee today is considering a bill that is an integral piece of federal Great Lakes restoration efforts. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015, which is being debated today at 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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December 16th 2015

Federal Budget Advances Key Great Lakes Priorities, Will Benefit Millions of People

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (December 16, 2015)—The U.S. House and Senate last night released the 2016 federal omnibus budget, which advances several Great Lakes priorities to protect clean drinking water, keep beaches open, and restore fish and wildlife habitat that are … Continue reading

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