Tag Archives: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

June 27th 2017

Trump Administration Begins to Dismantle Clean Water Act

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 27, 2017)—Today the Trump Administration took the first step in rescinding a part of the Clean Water Act, which provides protections for 117 million Americans. The target of the rollbacks is the Clean Water Rule, which … Continue reading

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March 16th 2017

Trump Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Leaving Fate of Lakes in Hands of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017)—The Trump Administration’s budget released today eliminates the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a popular program responsible for cleaning up toxic pollution, restoring wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species and reducing runoff from cities and farms. The cuts … Continue reading

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March 2nd 2017

Great Lakes Update: Specter of Drastic Budget Cuts Looms

We’re hearing that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget drastically slashes EPA funding—including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. See this twitter post from Rob Davis, an Oregon reporter. The leaked budget numbers likely come from the administration’s … Continue reading

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June 21st 2016

Public Comment on EPA’s Environmental Justice Strategy Open until July 7

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding and allocations, is taking public comment for their Environmental Justice Strategy, EJ 2020. You can read the proposed strategy here. The public comment period is open through July … Continue reading

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November 23rd 2015

Habitat Restoration Complete in Chambers Grove Park in Duluth, Minn

On Friday, Susan Hedman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator, gathered with Representative Rick Nolan (D-Minn) and Duluth Mayor Don Ness to announce the completion of the Chambers Grove Park habitat restoration project. The area is part of the St. Louis … Continue reading

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