Letters

Coalition to Senate Appropriators Regarding the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Budget

April 2019

To: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
Chairperson
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
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Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Tom Udall
Ranking Member
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
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Washington, D.C. 20510

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
And the undersigned environmental non-governmental organizations

Dear Chairperson Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall:

On behalf of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, we write to ask that you assure the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill provides funding for Great Lakes restoration priorities. We are grateful for the much-needed support the region has received. We are seeing on-the-ground results because of the investments in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. However, the Great Lakes still face many urgent problems, which is why we are concerned with the President’s proposed budget. The problems we face will only get worse and the price we pay will be much higher if the federal partnership with the region is scaled back.