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Environmental Leaders Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Include Great Lakes Projects in Work Plan

January 7, 2020

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.

Federal Budget Supports Great Lakes, Clean Water Funding

December 17, 2019

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.

Planting Trees Provides Shade, Water Management

December 9, 2019

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped fund the replacement of hundreds of trees in the Chicago area that were destroyed by the Emerald ash borer.

Replacing Risky Dam with Natural Rapids in Frankenmuth, Mich., Opens up Fish Habitat

December 6, 2019

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has funded a project in Frankenmuth, MI, upgrading the Cass River Dam and allowing spawning access to local fish such as Walleye and Lake Sturgeon.

Coalition Urges House to Vote on Great Lakes Restoration Re-authorization

December 4, 2019

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.

Environmental Leaders Encourage Congress to Expand Environmental Investments

November 5, 2019

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.

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Boost Great Lakes Funding

November 1, 2019

The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to boost Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to $310 million, a $10 million increase over last year’s $300 million federal investment in the program.

60+ Groups Oppose EPA Rule Changes

October 29, 2019

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.

Senate Proposes Boost to Great Lakes Restoration Funding

October 28, 2019

The U.S. Senate proposed to increase funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $320 million in a recent budget amendment.