Letters

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is a strong voice for Great Lakes restoration in Washington, D.C., and regularly sends letters to members of Congress, the White House and federal agencies to win federal funding and policy victories that will help restore the Great Lakes. Read the coalition’s letters below:

2016

Coalition Governance Board urges U.S. House of Representatives to support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Authorization, H.R. 223 (April 25, 2016)

Groups urge appropriators in the U.S. Senate to fund important Great Lakes programs (March 22, 2016)

Groups urge appropriators in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund important Great Lakes programs (March 22, 2016)

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Urge Appropriators to Allocate $300 million to Great Lakes Restoration (March 15, 2016)

Coalition thanks U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for supporting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Authorization (March 3, 2016)

Coalition urges U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Authorization (February 29, 2016)

Coalition urges U.S. House members to support Clean Water Rule and oppose attempts to undermine it (January 11, 2016)

2015

Coalition supports raising Great Lakes pilotage rates to commensurate levels (December 9, 2015)

Coalition and groups urge U.S. Senators to support Clean Water Rule and oppose attempts to undermine it (November 2, 2015)

Coalition and groups Urge the Office of Management and Budget to fund the GLRI at $300 Million in FY2017 (August 3, 2015)

Coalition and groups Urge Congressional Leadership to Support Authorization of the GLRI (July 30, 2015)

Coalition Supports Plan 2014 to Regulate Water flow in St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario (April 14, 2015)

Coalition and groups Urge U.S. Senate to Restore Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding to $300 Million (April 6, 2015)

Coalition and groups Urge U.S. House to Restore Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding to $300 Million (April 6, 2015)

Coalition Supports the Defending our Great Lakes Act of 2015 (April 6, 2015)

2014

Coalition and others Support U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Proposed Waters of the United States Rule (November 14, 2014)

Coalition Submits Comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II Draft (July 29, 2014)

Coalition and others Urge a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate to Support the Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act of 2013 (July 14, 2014)

Coalition Urges U.S. Senate to Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Clean Water SRF at Current Levels in 2015 (April 14, 2014)

Coalition Urges U.S. House to Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Clean Water SRF at Current Levels in 2015 (April 14, 2014)

Groups: Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress (March 31, 2014)

Coalition Urges Obama Administration to Designate the Great Lakes as a Critical Conservation Area (March 28, 2014)

2013

Coalition Urges Obama Administration to Maintain Support for Great Lakes in 2015 Budget (October 28, 2013)

Coalition Urges Congressional Negotiators to Pass Strong Farm Bill (October 25, 2013)

Groups Urge Obama Administration to Support Great Lakes in 2015 Budget (October 18, 2013)

Coalition Submits Comments on the Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan (July 12, 2013)

Coalition Urges U.S. Senate to Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 Million (May 5, 2013)

Coalition Urges U.S. House to Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 Million (May 5, 2013)

2012

Coalition Submits Comments to EPA on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (November 15, 2012)

Coalition Urges Federal Agencies to Maintain Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request (August 1, 2012). Read the letters sent to the: Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

In Comments to EPA, Coalition Supports Creation of Great Lakes Advisory Board (June 27, 2012)

Coalition Urges U.S. House to Fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 Million (March 30, 2012)

Coalition Supports Recommendations of Science Advisory Board (March 22, 2012)

2011

Groups Support Asian Carp Amendment in Budget Bill (December 9, 2011)

Coalition Submits Comments to EPA on How to Improve Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (August 8, 2011)

Coalition Opposes Ballast Provision  in 2012 Interior Bill that Undermines Restoration, Economy, Battle against Invasive Species (July 26, 2011)

Coalition Urges EPA Administrator Jackson to Restore Great Lakes Funding in 2013 Budget (July 22, 2011)

Great Lakes Groups Oppose House Bill that Dismantles Clean Water Protections (July 13, 2011)

Coalition urges U.S. Senate to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $475 million in fiscal year 2012 budget. (May 20, 2011)

Coalition urges U.S. House to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $475 million in fiscal year 2012 budget. (May 20, 2011)

Coalition urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate study to separate Great Lakes and Mississippi River to prevent spread of Asian carp and other harmful invasive species (March 31, 2011)

Coalition opposes continuing resolution that cuts restoration funding (February 17, 2011)

Coalition urges U.S. Congress to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million (February 8, 2011)

Coalition urges Obama Administration to maintain funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at 2010 levels (January 7, 2011)

2010

Coalition urges Senate committee to move legislation to restore America’s great waters (October 22, 2010)

Coalition urges U.S. House to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $475 million (October 21, 2010)

Coalition shares “Progress and Promise” report with U.S. Senate and U.S. House (October 2010)

Coalition urges Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to Support Permanent Prevention of Asian Carp Act of 2010 (September 17, 2010)

Coalition urges Senate to pass Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act and other bills to restore America’s great waters (September 14, 2010)

Coalition comments on implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2011 (August 30, 2010)

Coalition urges U.S. Senate to mark up Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act (June 16, 2010)

Coalition supports amendment to Clean Estuaries Act of 2010 (April 14, 2010)

Coalition urges U.S. House to mark up Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act (March 30, 2010)

Coalition urges federal government to take action on Asian carp (January 28, 2010)

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