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Press Briefing: Trump Budget Undermines Drinking Water, Great Lakes Priorities

February 12, 2020

Great Lakes advocates decried President Trump’s 2020 budget, pointing to drastic cuts to programs that support drinking water infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure, the Environmental Protection Agency, research, and more.

Trump Budget Undermines Efforts to Protect Drinking Water, Great Lakes

February 10, 2020

The Trump Administration’s proposed 2020 budget, released today, supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, but undermines these proposed investments by substantially cutting core clean water and drinking water programs elsewhere in the budget.

House Vote Paves Way for Boost to Great Lakes Funding

February 6, 2020

In a major victory for clean water advocates, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019.

Coalition Thanks Bi-Partisan Group of Senators for Making Great Lakes a Priority

January 27, 2020

Today the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force sent a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at no less than $320 million.

Great Lakes Coalition Opposes Trump Assault on Clean Water Protections

January 23, 2020

The Trump Administration is expected to announce today that it will greatly reduce clean water protections for streams and wetlands across the country. The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition strongly opposes this move.

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.

2020 Budget a Win For the Great Lakes

December 20, 2019

The 2020 budget includes major wins for the Great Lakes, including more funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and funding for critical research.

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.

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.