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October 1st 2015

Great Lakes Restoration Success Needs to Continue

By Todd Ambs Chicago residents recently celebrated the opening of a 40-acre nature preserve on Northerly Island. The former airfield now offers people opportunities to hike, bike, and even camp downtown, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The park, which … Continue reading

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September 24th 2014

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Action Plan

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new Great Lakes action plan that will guide federal restoration efforts for the next five years. The plan, released today by the U.S. EPA at a meeting of Great Lakes mayors in … Continue reading

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July 29th 2014

Coalition Submits Comments on Revised Great Lakes Action Plan

‘With some simple improvements, a strong program can be even better.’ Federal Great Lakes restoration efforts over the next five years need to be better aligned with goals of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, take into account climate change … Continue reading

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March 25th 2014

Obama Administration Rule Will Help Protect Great Lakes

The Obama Administration today released a proposed rule to clarify which waters of the United States are protected by the Clean Water Act from pollution and destruction. The rule will be a big step forward in the effort to restore … Continue reading

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March 4th 2014

Obama Budget Cuts Core Great Lakes Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama released his proposed 2015 budget today, which contains cuts to core Great Lakes programs. The Obama Administration is recommending $275 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – a cut of $25 million from … Continue reading

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