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A Big Week for the Great Lakes: Water Infrastructure and Equity Report Released, Great Lakes Day

March 6, 2018

The U.S. Water Alliance is releasing a new report that examines inequity issues around the infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes region.

Coalition of states, cities, tribes, business, and others release joint priorities for the Great Lakes

March 2, 2018

Ahead of Great Lakes Day this week in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released a joint statement of priorities for the Great Lakes.

Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan

February 15, 2018

We urged the U.S. Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s budget and infrastructure plan as insufficient to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to meet the needs of the 30 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of life.

Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a ‘Non-Starter’

February 12, 2018

The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, charged with implementing them.

Trump State of the Union, Great Lakes Restoration

January 30, 2018

Tonight, President Trump gives his first State of the Union address. Staff at the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition will analyze the address through the lens of federal Great Lakes restoration efforts.

Washington Update: Fiscal Year 2018 Deliberations

January 16, 2018

The potential for a government shut down draws closer as the current continuing resolution for fiscal year 2018 runs out on Friday.

Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

November 22, 2017

Today the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations released its funding bill for the Department of the Interior, EPA, and other related agencies. The bill provides: