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May 17th 2011

New Study: Michigan Restoration Project to Provide 6-to-1 Return on Investment

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mich., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to … Continue reading

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March 10th 2011

Great Lakes Restoration Providing Economic Benefit in Michigan

Restoring the Great Lakes is a worthwhile investment, according to a new study that found the economic benefits of such work could far exceed the costs. Economists at Grand Valley State University examined how a $10 million, federally funded shoreline … Continue reading

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May 21st 2009

Rep. Steve LaTourette: A Profile in Courage?

Not only is Great Lakes Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) on the Appropriations Committee, he is on the subcommittee that will be tasked with recommending to the full committee how much money gets put into the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. And … Continue reading

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March 27th 2009

Senate Committee Endorses $475 Million for Great Lakes Restoration in Budget

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 27, 2009)—The U.S. Senate Budget Committee yesterday passed its budget resolution that calls for a commitment of $475 million to restore the Great Lakes—the largest surface fresh water source in the world. “This budget resolution charts … Continue reading

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March 5th 2009

Great Lakes Toxic Clean-up Receives Funding Boost from House Committee

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 5, 2009) – The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today applauded the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for tripling the authorization from $54 million to $150 million for a program to clean up toxic pollution … Continue reading

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