Coalition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding the Binational Lake Forums

February 2015

To: Susan Hedman
Regional Administrator
Region V
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chicago, IL 60604

Chris Korleski
Great Lakes National Program Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chicago, IL 60604

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

Dear Ms. Hedman and Mr. Korleski:

On behalf of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, I write today to express our concerns with EPA’s decision to de-fund the Bi-national Forums in Lake Superior and Erie and the Lake Michigan Forum and to halt funding directed toward developing Bi-national Forums in Lakes Ontario and Huron. We would like to set up a time to meet with you in person to discuss our concerns in more detail and hear how the federal agencies plan to effectively engage the public in their Great Lakes programs…