Tag Archives: George-Voinovich

June 15th 2011

Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal to Congress: Support Great Lakes at $475 Million in 2012 Budget

In a powerful editorial today, Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal urges the state’s Congressional delegation to not cut funding for Great Lakes programs and to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $475 million in the federal 2012 budget.

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June 30th 2010

Bipartisan Senate ActionApproves GLEPA

Republican and Democratic Senators on the Committee on the Environment and Public Works came together today to pass the Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act, as part of the Great Waters package of bills that we have been advocating for over … Continue reading

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May 7th 2010

Landmark Great Lakes Bill Needs More Senate Support

In March, the U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) introduced the Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010 (S. 3073). The bill that would authorize programs to fight invasive species, clean up toxic hot spots and address restoration priorities has six … Continue reading

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November 6th 2009

A Thanksgiving Card for our Elected Representatives

This has been an amazing year for the Great Lakes. Last winter, President Obama added a line to his budget that read: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: $475 million. The money is the first installment toward the $5 billion Obama promised … Continue reading

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November 2nd 2009

Congress Fully Authorizes Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, but More Work Looms

By the end of last week, the US House and Senate passed and the US Presidential signed a bill that contains the first-ever financial commitment – $475 million for FY 2010 – to address the most urgent threats to the … Continue reading

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