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Coalition Director Named to EPA Board

July 15, 2021

Laura Rubin, director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, has been named as one of two new members to the EPA’s Great Lakes Advisory Board.

Coalition Pleased to See Full Funding of GLRI Proposed

July 1, 2021

Today, House Appropriators approved the fiscal year 2022 Interior and Environment funding legislation, advancing historic funding levels for key agencies and providing robust funding for clean water and Great Lakes restoration programs.

House Passes Comprehensive Infrastructure Legislation

July 1, 2021

Today, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive infrastructure legislation, advancing work to bring billions of dollars of new investment to communities across the Great Lakes region.

Coalition, Groups Push Congress for Over $1.5 Billion for Toxic Clean-Up, Great Lakes Restoration

June 24, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and groups in the eight-state Great Lakes region are calling on the U.S. Congress to invest more than $1.5 billion to clean up toxic hot-spots as part of a national infrastructure package and to boost Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding. The Coalition made its requests in two letters to Congress that were signed by more than 90 Coalition partners.

Coalition and Partners Advocate for Federal Infrastructure Investment

June 24, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, along with six partners, sent a letter to Congress advocating for federal investment in the infrastructure of the Great Lakes basin.

Coalition Members Call for Full Funding of GLRI at $375 Million

June 22, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition recently sent a letter to Congress advocating for full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $375 million for the 2022 fiscal year. The letter was signed by 93 Coalition members.

Momentous Occasion: $50 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill Advances in House

June 10, 2021

In a win for clean water, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is pleased to see that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Water Quality and Protection and Job Creation Act out of committee, with a bipartisan vote of 42 to 25.

Biden Budget Presents Historic Opportunity to Support Great Lakes

June 3, 2021

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition welcomes the newly proposed Biden Administration budget that, taken in tandem with the American Jobs Plan, presents a historic opportunity to secure sizeable federal investments to accelerate progress to restore the Great Lakes, protect the health of communities, and reverse environmental justices that have harmed vulnerable communities.

Letter of support for the proposed substitute amendment to H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021

June 1, 2021

On behalf of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and our more than 170 member organizations, I write to offer our support for the proposed substitute amendment to H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021.