Coalition and others to President Barack Obama Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

January 2010

To: The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
And the undersigned environmental non-governmental organizations

Dear Mr. President:

We are writing on behalf of the undersigned organizations to urge you to maintain or exceed funding of $475 million in the FY 2011 EPA budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). We appreciate your strong commitment to the Great Lakes and the funding provided in the current fiscal year toward this end. While the GLRI is off to a strong start, we need sustained funding to fulfill your commitment, build on past investments and ensure the GLRI’s long-term success…