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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
November 19, 2021
The U.S. House passed sweeping legislation this morning to help communities prepare for, and adapt to, climate change and restore clean water. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is heralding many of the investments in the Build Back Better Act, which contains the largest federal investment in the nation’s history to confront the climate crisis.