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Washington Update: Busy Week with Vote on EPA Administrator, State of the Union, and Climate Change Hearings

February 4, 2019

This week will be busy in Washington, D.C.with the State of the Union, hearings on the EPA Administrator, and testimony on the Federal Shutdown.

Great Lakes Coalition Director Todd Ambs Headed to Wisconsin DNR

January 30, 2019

Director Todd Ambs will be leaving the Coalition to serve as the assistant deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Action Alert: Urge Representatives to Support Extending Clean Water Rule Comment Deadline

January 10, 2019

Congressional Representatives are circulating a letter to support extending the comment deadline for the newly proposed Clean Water Rule.

Coalition Praises Farm Bill, Vital to Great Lakes Health

December 21, 2018

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition praised final enactment of the federal Farm Bill as vital to the health of the Great Lakes.

Coalition Opposes Trump Move to Weaken Clean Water Protections

December 11, 2018

The coalition warned that a proposed rule issued by the Trump Administration would weaken clean water protection efforts in the Great Lakes region.

Action Alert: Urge Representatives to Sign on to Urge Administration Action on Algal Outbreaks

December 7, 2018

U.S. Representatives drafted a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funding for programs that address harmful algal blooms.

Action Alert: Contact House Members to Support Great Lakes Restoration Funding

November 13, 2018

House Members are circulating a letter to the Office of Management and Budget to request $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in FY20.

Coalition Seeks Qualifications From Groups For State Leader Work

October 24, 2018

The coalition is seeking a request for qualifications for state leads. This role connects the larger coalition to the federal, state, and local level.

Coalition Postpones Great Lakes Restoration Conference Due to Strike

October 15, 2018

Coalition: ‘Every person deserves the right to clean, reliable, and affordable water—and that goes hand-in-hand with supporting a livable wage for workers.’