Tag Archives: Great-Lakes-Regional-Collaboration-Strategy

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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August 4th 2009

What Do We Want? Restoration. When Do We Want it? Now.

The EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative listening tour team is getting an earful from residents around the Great Lakes. Most of the people that speak up at the meetings are excited about federal interest in cleaning up and maintaining the … Continue reading

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May 18th 2009

Obama’s $475 M Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: The Right Next Step for the Nation

The following is a guest post by Allegra Cangelosi, Director of Ecosystem Projects at the Northeast-Midwest Institute The Obama Administration’s proposed Great Lakes Restoration Budget Initiative, if appropriated, will hit the ground running and produce near-term results. To some the … Continue reading

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May 1st 2009

And Then There Were Seven…

In the end, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich), George Voinovich (R-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) were joined by Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Karen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) as original cosponsors of the new and … Continue reading

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April 29th 2009

Everything’s Going Our Way…

The US House and Senate have approved the 2010 budget resolutions and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has remained intact! That means that President Barack Obama stayed true to his campaign pledge and has ushered in the first real support … Continue reading

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