Pavan Vangipuram

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (July 31, 2020) — The Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition applauds the passage of the U.S. House spending package (H.R. 7617) this afternoon, the second package key to funding Great Lakes programs across the region in fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1. The two packages (the first of which cleared the […]

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ANN ARBOR, MICH. (July 24, 2020) — The Healing Our Waters — Great Lakes Coalition applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and its Great Lakes Delegation for passing the Interior and Environment funding bill this afternoon. The bill’s modest year-over-year increases are bolstered substantially by more than $11 billion in emergency supplemental funding for clean […]

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ANN ARBOR, MICH. (July 10, 2020)—The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is strongly supporting the U.S. House Interior and Environment funding bill, which passed out of committee today and contains substantial increases in clean water priorities, including Great Lakes restoration, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and lead-reduction in drinking water. The bill’s modest year-over-year […]

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The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition is providing $25,000 in ­­grants to community organizations working to assist those who have felt the myriad effects of COVID-19, specifically related to clean water.­

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The 2020 election has unfolded at a critical juncture for the Great Lakes and the communities who call this region home. We’ve seen progress over the last 15 years to restore and protect the Great Lakes. But more work remains. Though a scheduled debate between major party Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden in […]

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The Trump Administration last week continued its assault on clean water protections, as the EPA finalized a rule that curtails the power of states and tribes to protect local rivers, wetlands, streams, lakes, and the Great Lakes themselves, from pollution.

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Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Director Laura Rubin recently sent a personal note to members in response to the tragic murder of George Floyd. We wanted to share it with the broader Great Lakes community. Dear HOW Coalition members and partners, The murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was another painful […]

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Two major bills that boost water infrastructure investment were unanimously reported out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday.

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Two major bills that boost water infrastructure investment were unanimously reported out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday.

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As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress must act immediately to ensure that all American communities have uninterrupted access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water, wrote 75 members of the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition.

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The Trump Administration’s proposed 2020 budget, released today, supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, but undermines these proposed investments by substantially cutting core clean water and drinking water programs elsewhere in the budget.

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The Trump Administration is expected to announce today that it will greatly reduce clean water protections for streams and wetlands across the country. The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition strongly opposes this move.

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The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and the Office office of Management Budget, urging those offices to ensure that the Army Corps of Engineers’s FY2020 work plan includes investments in Great Lakes projects.

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The newly-released 2020 budget includes increases in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, as well as new funding for improving drinking water infrastructure.

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The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday, urging the House of Representatives to bring H.R. 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, to the floor for consideration this year.

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