Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been harnessing the collective power of more than 150 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The coalition is a leading voice for Great Lakes restoration and protection in Washington, D.C., and in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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Recent Press Releases
In a major victory for clean water, outdoor recreation, and local economies across the country, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill that would have weakened protections against invasive species.
U.S. Senate Assault on Clean Water Act Will Leave Environment, Economy Vulnerable to Invasive Species
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote as early as tomorrow on eliminating protections that prevent aquatic invasive species from entering U.S. waters through ballast water.
President Trump traveled to Ohio today to discuss his infrastructure plan. While water infrastructure investments are a priority for the coalition, we are concerned about the President’s plan.
Almost 200 organizations signaled their support for Great Lakes restoration funding in the next fiscal year.
The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump.
The U.S. Water Alliance is releasing a new report that examines inequity issues around the infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes region.
Coalition of states, cities, tribes, business, and others release joint priorities for the Great Lakes
Ahead of Great Lakes Day this week in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released a joint statement of priorities for the Great Lakes.
We urged the U.S. Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s budget and infrastructure plan as insufficient to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to meet the needs of the 30 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of life.
The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, charged with implementing them.