Letters

Coalition and Others to Senate Appropriators Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

April 2010

To: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Chairperson
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Lamar Alexander
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Washington, DC 20510

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

Dear Madame Chairman and Mr. Ranking Member:

On behalf of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, we wanted to express our appreciation to you for this Subcommittee’s support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative last year and ask you to again support $475 million for the GLRI in fiscal year 2011. Freezing funding for this multi-year initiative at fiscal year 2010 levels will accelerate the restoration of the Great Lakes improving our nation’s environment and create jobs…