EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that that Obama Administration would prioritize Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funds in 2012—something that the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has recommended for the last two years.
Responding to the announcement, Coalition Director Jeff Skelding, said:
“The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition fully supports prioritizing Great Lakes restoration investments as outlined today by Administrator Jackson and the EPA. For two years, the coalition has urged the EPA to target restoration activities to produce the best results for the environment and the economy. We look forward to working with the EPA, White House and Congress to ensure that this successful program continues to be robustly funded and targeted in the highest priority areas.”
Read coalition comments to the EPA that urge the agency to prioritize restoration funding in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.