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Coalition to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Regarding the Water Quality Financing Act

March 22, 2009

The coalition supports Congressional efforts to pass the Water Quality Financing Act of 2009 because it will help close a funding gap for wastewater need.

Great Lakes Restoration and the Threat of Global Warming

May 17, 2008

This report synthesizes current climate change science and presents the likely impacts that warming temperatures will have on the Great Lakes, including lower lake levels, more sewage overflows, and increased pressure to divert water.

Place-Specific Benefits of Great Lakes Restoration: A Supplement to the ‘Healthy Waters’ Report

February 17, 2008

The Healthy Waters, Strong Economy report finds that major Great Lakes cities will see economic gains between $200 million to $13.3 billion if the Great Lakes are restored.

Healthy Waters, Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem

September 17, 2007

This cost-benefit analysis, conducted by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, finds that every $1 investment to improve the health of the Great Lakes will produce almost $2 in economic benefit to the region.

Coalition and others to U.S. Senate Regarding Invasive Species

June 22, 2007

As members of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, we urge Congress to pass comprehensive invasive species legislation this year.

Coalition and Others to U.S. House of Representatives Regarding Invasive Species

June 22, 2007

As members of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, we urge Congress to pass comprehensive invasive species legislation this year.

Coalition to Committee Leadership Regarding Ballast Regulation

May 22, 2007

The coalition supports a moratorium of ocean vessels in the Great Lakes until Congress passes legislation that begins to protect the Great Lakes from new aquatic invasive species.

Cultivating Restoration: How Farm Bill Conservation Programs Help Heal Our Great Lakes

February 17, 2007

This report on the Farm Bill shows how the hard work of local stewards is critical to protecting the Great Lakes, but their success is at risk unless programs are expanded and fully funded under the next Farm Bill.