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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding
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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Bill also cuts agency funding, rolls back Clean Water Act protections

Coalition Urges Congress to Support Great Lakes Investments
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Coalition Urges Congress to Support Great Lakes Investments

The Coalition sent letters to U.S. House and Senate appropriators, urging them to support a robust Great Lakes agenda.

Trump Administration Proposed Cuts to Great Lakes Programs, EPA Unacceptable
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Trump Administration Proposed Cuts to Great Lakes Programs, EPA Unacceptable

Republicans, Democrats in Congress key to protecting Great Lakes, clean water programs

Coalition Applauds Great Lakes Investments in Bill
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Coalition Applauds Great Lakes Investments in Bill

Congress authorizes $1.5 billion in Great Lakes restoration over five years, funding for Flint, Mich., to replace lead pipes to restore clean drinking water.

House supports Great Lakes restoration legislation – again!
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House supports Great Lakes restoration legislation – again!

Coalition calls on Congress to come back quickly in November to finish the job

Clinton, Trump Campaigns Commit to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at Candidate Forum
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Clinton, Trump Campaigns Commit to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at Candidate Forum

Over the last seven years, the U.S. Congress has invested over $2.2 billion through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Senate Committee Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill
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Senate Committee Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill

Strong funding for Great Lakes, though bill contains harmful provisions that undermine Clean Water Act, other environmental protections.

U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill
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U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Senate to Act to ensure that the national maintains commitment to Great Lakes

Amid Obama Budget Cuts, Coalition Urges Congress to Again Stand up for Great Lakes
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Amid Obama Budget Cuts, Coalition Urges Congress to Again Stand up for Great Lakes

The Obama Administration’s budget recommends cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million as currently appropriated to $250 million

New EPA Report: $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes States
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New EPA Report: $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes States

Federal investment fails to keep pace with need. At current funding levels, it will take 160 years to meet wastewater infrastructure needs of region.

Committee to Consider Important Great Lakes Bill
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Committee to Consider Important Great Lakes Bill

Act a Top Priority for Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

Federal Budget Advances Key Great Lakes Priorities, Will Benefit Millions of People
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Federal Budget Advances Key Great Lakes Priorities, Will Benefit Millions of People

Authorizes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for one year.

Clean Water Rule ‘A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy’
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Clean Water Rule ‘A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy’

Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands will protect public drinking water for more than 30 million people in region, bolster Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.

Keep healing Great Lakes, state activists urge
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Keep healing Great Lakes, state activists urge

Wisconsinites seek continued funding for restoration projects

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill
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Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill

‘This bill will strengthen federal Great Lakes restoration efforts’

Coalition Announces Grants for Groups to Participate in Great Lakes Restoration Efforts
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Coalition Announces Grants for Groups to Participate in Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

In 2012, program’s $145,000 in grants led to $11.5 million in federal Great Lakes restoration investments

Coalition: Opportunity for Congress to Again Show Leadership on Great Lakes
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Coalition: Opportunity for Congress to Again Show Leadership on Great Lakes

Cuts in Obama budget set stage for Republicans, Democrats to restore funding to programs essential to region’s drinking water, jobs, way of life.

Obama Budget ‘A Non-starter,’ Cuts $50 Million from Federal Great Lakes Restoration Efforts
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Obama Budget ‘A Non-starter,’ Cuts $50 Million from Federal Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

Coalition: Bi-Partisan leaders in Congress will need to, once again, restore funding after cuts by Obama Administration.

Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule
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Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule

Public comment period closes today on rule upholding Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands essential to drinking water, Great Lakes

Coalition Submits Comments on Revised Great Lakes Action Plan
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Coalition Submits Comments on Revised Great Lakes Action Plan

‘With some simple improvements, a strong program can be even better.’

Coalition to Testify in Support of Great Lakes Bills
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Coalition to Testify in Support of Great Lakes Bills

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Policy Director Chad Lord is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife.

Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts
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Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Policy Director Chad Lord will be testifying today before a U.S. House subcommittee responsible for funding environmental programs.

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs
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Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today issued its support to U.S. House and Senate leaders who are pushing to restore funding to Great Lakes programs.