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
As the uproar continues over the Trump Administration’s budget proposal to eliminate core Great Lakes programs, the coalition is turning to the U.S. Congress.
U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts
In the wake of President Trump’s budget outline released earlier this month that would eliminate Great Lakes restoration programs, members of the House expressed their concern.
The Trump Administration’s budget released today eliminates the GLRI, a popular program responsible for cleaning up toxic pollution and restoring wildlife habitat.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2017) – Days after leaked Trump Administration budget numbers telegraphed steep cuts of up to 97 percent for core Great Lakes programs, advocates for the lakes are gathering in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of congress to...
Republicans, Democrats in Congress key to protecting Great Lakes, clean water programs ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 9, 2017)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today expressed deep concern with the rumored Trump Administration’s budget cuts that would gut core...
Leaked preliminary budget numbers from the Trump Administration contain drastic cuts to core Great Lakes restoration programs. The proposed cuts—from $300 million down to $10 million—come at a time when the Trump Administration has released a slew of executive orders,...
We’re hearing that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget drastically slashes EPA funding—including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. See this twitter post from Rob Davis, an Oregon reporter. The leaked budget numbers likely...
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (December 16, 2016) – The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today urged the incoming Trump Administration to follow through on its commitment to support federal restoration efforts of the Great Lakes, which supply drinking water to more than 30...
Congress authorizes $1.5 billion in Great Lakes restoration over five years, funding for Flint, Mich., to replace lead pipes to restore clean drinking water. Ann Arbor, Mich. (December 10, 2016) – In a major victory for the people, businesses, and communities which...