Press Releases

March 16th 2017

Trump Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Leaving Fate of Lakes in Hands of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017)—The Trump Administration’s budget released today eliminates the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a popular program responsible for cleaning up toxic pollution, restoring wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species and reducing runoff from cities and farms. The cuts … Continue reading

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March 15th 2017

Great Lakes Advocates in D.C. to Urge Congress to Keep Restoration Efforts on Track

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2017) – Days after leaked Trump Administration budget numbers telegraphed steep cuts of up to 97 percent for core Great Lakes programs, advocates for the lakes are gathering in Washington, D.C., to meet with members … Continue reading

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March 9th 2017

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

Republicans, Democrats in Congress key to protecting Great Lakes, clean water programs ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 9, 2017)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today expressed deep concern with the rumored Trump Administration’s budget cuts that would gut core Great Lakes … Continue reading

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March 8th 2017

Press Briefing: Trump Administration Proposed Cuts, Rollbacks—Implications for Great Lakes

Leaked preliminary budget numbers from the Trump Administration contain drastic cuts to core Great Lakes restoration programs. The proposed cuts—from $300 million down to $10 million—come at a time when the Trump Administration has released a slew of executive orders, … Continue reading

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March 2nd 2017

Great Lakes Update: Specter of Drastic Budget Cuts Looms

We’re hearing that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget drastically slashes EPA funding—including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. See this twitter post from Rob Davis, an Oregon reporter. The leaked budget numbers likely come from the administration’s … Continue reading

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