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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.

EPA Targets Historic Water Infrastructure Funding to Communities Most Impacted by Pollution

March 9, 2022

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is applauding the EPA’s plan to collaborate with states, tribes and local officials to ensure that historic federal investments to fix drinking water and wastewater infrastructure reach communities most impacted by pollution. The plan, released today, provides guidance on how more than $40 billion in federal funding will be spent as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Advocates Urge Congress to Support Great Lakes, Climate Priorities

February 28, 2022

Coalition meetings with D.C. lawmakers come as Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report underscores need to take aggressive action to confront climate crisis.

$1B Investment in Toxic Pollution Clean-up a ‘Game-Changer’ for Great Lakes, Communities

February 17, 2022

The Biden Administration’s plan to invest an additional $1 billion to clean up toxic pollution in the Great Lakes region, announced today, will be essential to restore the Great Lakes and to protect the drinking water, public health, and jobs of millions of people in the region.

Coalition Urges Feds to Fully Fund Invasive Carp Defenses

February 8, 2022

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is urging U.S. representatives to fully fund controls to prevent invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes and causing environmental and economic harm.

Coalition Supports Biden Administration Push for Stronger Clean Water Protections

February 7, 2022

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to strengthen clean water protections essential to the health of communities and the Great Lakes. The agencies are proposing a rule that will determine the level of protections for several classifications of streams and wetlands.

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.