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COVID-19 Crisis Help to Frontline Communities

May 21, 2020

The HOW Coalition is offering help to member NGOS and frontline groups, and to facilitate members helping other members in this time of crisis.

Coalition Supports Investments in Drinking Water, Great Lakes in Stimulus Bill

May 12, 2020

Prioritizing the health and safety of the Great Lakes and the drinking water it provides to over 30 million Americans must be part of federal government investments to recover from the devastating Coronavirus pandemic.

Coalition Supports Bill Reversing Trump Attacks on Clean Water

May 8, 2020

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a bill introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives that reverses the Trump Administration’s roll-back of clean water protections.

Bills to Inject $4 Billion in New Water Infrastructure Funding, Start Confronting Environmental Injustices

May 7, 2020

Two major bills that boost water infrastructure investment were unanimously reported out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday.

Clean Water Rollbacks an Assault on Public Health

April 21, 2020

The Trump Administration announced today its final policy to replace the Obama-era “Clean Water Rule” that governed how the EPA regulates streams, wetlands and other bodies of water.

15th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference Request for Workshops and Field trips Now Open

April 14, 2020

The coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals for both field trips and presentations at our Great Lakes Conference this October in Milwaukee.

Coalition Calls on Congress to End Water Shutoffs, Boost Funding for Water Infrastructure, Great Lakes

April 9, 2020

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress must act immediately to ensure that all American communities have uninterrupted access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water, wrote 75 members of the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition.

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.