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U.S. Reps Urge Funding Boost to $400M for Great Lakes Restoration

May 11, 2022

Coalition supports efforts by 47 U.S. House Republicans and Democrats to boost federal investments in restoration, protection efforts.

Senate Committee Passes Water Bill with Great Lakes, Invasive Carp Provisions

May 5, 2022

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today advanced the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, a key step in ensuring Congress passes this critical biennial water infrastructure legislation. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting several provisions in the bill.

Great Lakes Coalition Releases Funding Priorities in Letters to House Appropriations Leaders

April 28, 2022

The Coalition and more than 90 of its member organizations released its 2023 fiscal year congressional investment priorities to restore and protect the Great Lakes and provide clean, safe, and affordable drinking water to communities, in letters to U.S. House appropriations leaders.

FY2023 Appropriations Letters

April 27, 2022

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and a multitude of partners have sent five letters in support of Great Lakes priorities as part of the annual appropriations process.

Great Lakes Conference: Save-the-Date and Submit Your Proposals!

April 21, 2022

We’re back! The Great Lakes Conference 2022 will be held from Tuesday, October 18 to Wednesday, October 19, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Five Take-aways From Biden Budget

April 4, 2022

The Biden Administration released its proposed budget on Monday, March 28. There’s a lot to like in the budget, as well as some things that could be improved. Here are some take-aways from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.

President’s Budget FAQ

April 1, 2022

How does the Biden Budget fare in relation to the Great Lakes and clean water? Learn more in our budget breakdown.

Biden Budget on Clean Water: Boost to Water Infrastructure, Cuts to Great Lakes Restoration

March 29, 2022

The Biden Administration’s proposed budget, released today, cuts the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, boosts funding to reduce lead in drinking water, maintains funding for the nation’s primary water infrastructure loan programs, and increases the EPA’s budget to confront climate change and address environmental injustices.

Budget a Mixed Bag on Great Lakes, Clean Water Priorities

March 9, 2022

The federal budget released today for this year is a mixed bag as it pertains to programs to address urgent threats to drinking water and the Great Lakes that impact millions of people in the eight Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.