Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been harnessing the collective power of more than 150 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The coalition is a leading voice for Great Lakes restoration and protection in Washington, D.C., and in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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Recent Press Releases
Great Lakes advocates decried President Trump’s 2020 budget, pointing to drastic cuts to programs that support drinking water infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure, the Environmental Protection Agency, research, and more.
The Trump Administration’s proposed 2020 budget, released today, supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, but undermines these proposed investments by substantially cutting core clean water and drinking water programs elsewhere in the budget.
In a major victory for clean water advocates, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019.
Today the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force sent a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at no less than $320 million.
The Trump Administration is expected to announce today that it will greatly reduce clean water protections for streams and wetlands across the country. The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition strongly opposes this move.
The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and the Office office of Management Budget, urging those offices to ensure that the Army Corps of Engineers’s FY2020 work plan includes investments in Great Lakes projects.
The newly-released 2020 budget includes increases in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, as well as new funding for improving drinking water infrastructure.
The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday, urging the House of Representatives to bring H.R. 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, to the floor for consideration this year.
The EPA has proposed a rule change that would limit local authorities’ ability to protect clean water. Environmental organizations submitted a letter opposing the rule change.