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House Committee Votes to Boost Great Lakes Funding

September 19, 2019

U.S. House committee passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, boosting funding for Great Lakes restoraiton and protection.

Great Lakes Coalition Opposes Trump Roll-back of Clean Water Protections

September 12, 2019

The Trump Administration’s roll-back of clean water protections jeopardizes the drinking water for millions of people in the Great Lakes region.

New Report on Community Benefits from Investments in Toxic Area Clean Up

August 13, 2019

New report from the International Association for Great Lakes Research shows that clean up and collaboration pay off for the region’s Areas of Concern.

Congress Seeks Boost in Great Lakes Funding

July 26, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have introduced legislation to significantly ramp up funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Coalition Calls on Presidential Candidates to Support Great Lakes Platform for Clean Drinking Water

July 23, 2019

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today is calling on presidential candidates to support a Great Lakes platform for clean drinking water.

House Appropriators Vote to Boost Great Lakes Funding

May 22, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee voted to increase federal investment in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $320 million.

Clean Water Investments Are Urgently Needed, Congress Must Act

May 17, 2019

In the Great Lakes region, water infrastructure needs are staggering and continue to grow as we fail to act, and communities alone cannot bear the cost.

Congressional Appropriators Indicate Support for Key Great Lakes Programs

May 15, 2019

This week the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives indicated its support for key Great Lakes programs.

Great Lakes Advocates Gather in Detroit, Urge Feds to Maintain Support for Lakes

May 7, 2019

Annual Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition conference to highlight issues around water affordability, infrastructure, environmental justice.