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Coalition Members Provide Input on SRF Funding Implementation

January 21, 2022

On January 14, members of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition alongside many of its partners across the country sent two letters (seen below) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide input regarding implementation of new State Revolving Fund (SRF) funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

House Holds Hearing on Bills to Restore Great Lakes Habitat 

January 20, 2022

The U.S. House held a hearing today on two bills that support the restoration of fish and wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes region. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition supports both bills as an important component of restoring the Great Lakes and the species that rely on it.

Clean Water for All Depends on a Strong Democracy

January 6, 2022

Last year, after the January 6 siege on the Capitol, the Coalition issued a statement (link in post) that underscores our commitment to a strong democracy and opposition to efforts to disenfranchise people and communities in the electoral process.

U.S. House Members Urge Biden to Support Great Lakes Funding 

December 21, 2021

More than 30 U.S. House Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to President Biden today, urging him to include in his 2023 budget at least $400 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a federal program to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, reduce runoff pollution, and combat invasive species. 

Groups Support Biden Administration Efforts to Combat Toxic Lead, Protect Health of Communities

December 20, 2021

We the People of Detroit and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition are supporting the Biden Administration’s efforts to combat lead poisoning in communities. The administration released a plan late last week to accelerate the removal of toxic lead in water pipes that can harm families—especially children.

Coalition Urges Biden Administration to Support Great Lakes in 2023 Budget Request  

December 16, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and 63 of its members are urging the Biden Administration to fully fund Great Lakes restoration efforts that clean up toxic pollution, restore wildlife habitat, reduce runoff pollution, and fight invasive species.

Coalition Asks Senators to Support Cost Share Change for Brandon Road Lock and Dam

December 15, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate to support a cost share adjustment in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project to stop invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes. 

Coalition Urges Administration to Fully Fund GLRI at $400 Million in FY23

December 15, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and 63 of our member organizations sent a letter urging the Administration to fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at no less than $400 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget request. 

What Does the Infrastructure Act Mean for the Great Lakes Region?

November 22, 2021

The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a big step forward in addressing the water infrastructure crisis threatening our communities and accelerating the restoration of the Great Lakes. But what are these investments and how can they help communities most impacted by pollution?