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U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Boost Great Lakes Funding

November 1, 2019

The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to boost Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to $310 million, a $10 million increase over last year’s $300 million federal investment in the program.

60+ Groups Oppose EPA Rule Changes

October 29, 2019

The EPA has proposed a rule change that would limit local authorities’ ability to protect clean water. Environmental organizations submitted a letter opposing the rule change.

Senate Proposes Boost to Great Lakes Restoration Funding

October 28, 2019

The U.S. Senate proposed to increase funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $320 million in a recent budget amendment.

EPA Releases Great Lakes Action Plan

October 23, 2019

The EPA released its Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan 3 – a five-year strategy to guide federal investments to restore the Great Lakes.

Coalition Thanks Congressional Leaders for Introduction of GLRI Act

September 19, 2019

Coalition members sent letters to the House Majority Leader and Senate Majority leader, along with House and Senate co-sponsors, to thank them for the introduction of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019.

House Committee Votes to Boost Great Lakes Funding

September 19, 2019

U.S. House committee passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, boosting funding for Great Lakes restoraiton and protection.

Great Lakes Coalition Opposes Trump Roll-back of Clean Water Protections

September 12, 2019

The Trump Administration’s roll-back of clean water protections jeopardizes the drinking water for millions of people in the Great Lakes region.

New Report on Community Benefits from Investments in Toxic Area Clean Up

August 13, 2019

New report from the International Association for Great Lakes Research shows that clean up and collaboration pay off for the region’s Areas of Concern.

Congress Seeks Boost in Great Lakes Funding

July 26, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have introduced legislation to significantly ramp up funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.