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July 14th 2016

House Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill

Strong funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, though bill contains harmful provisions that undermine Clean Water Act, other environmental protections. ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved its 2017 Interior-EPA funding bill, which contains funding for … Continue reading

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June 24th 2016

Community Benefits from Kinnickinnic River Rivitalization

Communities along the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee, Wis. are benefiting from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding that has been used to remove concrete channelization and naturalize the space. We have previously written about this work on the Kinnickinnic as a success … Continue reading

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June 17th 2016

Senate Committee Passes Great Lakes Funding Bill

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved its 2017 Interior-EPA funding bill, which contains funding levels for several core Great Lakes programs. The spending bill also contains several provisions that roll back environmental protections. The action … Continue reading

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May 24th 2016

House Subcommittee to Vote Wednesday on Great Lakes Program Funding

The U.S. House Interior and Environment subcommittee has scheduled a markup of its appropriations bill for Wednesday, May 25. The legislation contains proposed funding levels for several core Great Lakes programs. Based on the draft that was released today, the bill … Continue reading

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March 17th 2016

Business, Environmental Groups Urge Congress to Act on Great Lakes Restoration Authorization

Groups around the Great Lakes are joining together to urge members of congress to take action on authorizing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Two bills are moving, one in the U.S. House of Representatives and one in the U.S. Senate. … Continue reading

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