Letters

Coalition and Others to House Appropriators Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

July 2017

To: The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen
Chairperson
Appropriations Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Nita Lowey
Ranking Member
Appropriations Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
The Great Lakes Commission
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
The Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority
The Council of Great Lakes Industries
The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition

Dear Chairperson Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Lowey:

We are writing to urge you to provide level funding of $300 million in FY 2018 for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI is producing important results for the eight-state Great Lakes region. Sustaining our progress in restoring and protecting the lakes is a top priority for the Great Lakes states, local communities, tribes, conservation organizations, and business and industry…