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July 18th 2018

Coalition to EPA: Strong Action Plan Essential to Maintain Progress on Great Lakes Restoration

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (July 18, 2018)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is urging the U.S. EPA to continue to engage the public in an effort to put forward a strong, focused action plan to protect and restore the Great Lakes. … Continue reading

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April 17th 2018

U.S. Senate Assault on Clean Water Act Will Leave Environment, Economy Vulnerable to Invasive Species

  Exemption to shipping industry foists multi-million-dollar cost of ballast water invaders onto people, businesses, and communities.   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2018)—The U.S. Senate is poised to vote as early as tomorrow on eliminating Clean Water Act protections that … Continue reading

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April 13th 2018

Action Alert: Tell Your Senator to Oppose Ballast Water Regulation Changes

The Senate will vote on its Coast Guard bill next week, which currently includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA). This legislation significantly changes to how ballast water discharges are regulated nationwide, and would be bad for the Great Lakes. … Continue reading

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February 12th 2018

Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a ‘Non-Starter’

Administration ‘misses major opportunity’ with infrastructure plan   WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2018)—The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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September 1st 2017

Washington Update: U.S. House likely to consider funding bill next week

The U.S. Congress is set to return to Washington next week following its annual August break to a busy schedule.  With only a dozen legislative days free to work, the House and Senate’s tight schedule leaves little time to vote … Continue reading

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