Category: Watchdog

Coalition: Trump Administration Proposed Cuts to Great Lakes Programs, EPA Unacceptable

Posted on March 10, 2017 by

Republicans, Democrats in Congress key to protecting Great Lakes, clean water programs ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 9, 2017)—The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today expressed deep concern with the rumored Trump Administration’s budget cuts that would gut core Great Lakes programs, roll back Clean Water Act protections, and delay federal action to respond to serious […]

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Funding for Great Lakes SLASHED in Trump Administration Budget

Posted on March 3, 2017 by

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget slashes funding for Great Lakes restoration from $300 million to $10 million.  The proposed budget was shared with EPA for review and reported on twitter by journalist Rob Davis. “If true, the level of cuts being discussed would be devastating. Federal Great Lakes restoration investments are producing results across the […]

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Great Lakes Advocates Gather in Sandusky, Ohio to Earn Commitments from Clinton, Trump

Posted on September 21, 2016 by

Want to know what the presidential candidates positions are on protecting our Great Lakes?   Find out via live broadcast on September 22. Trump rep Mike Budzik, past chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife under Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, and Clinton rep David Hayes, former deputy secretary, Department of Interior in Obama Administration, to attend candidate […]

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Charter Boat Captains from Around the Region Calling on Congress to Separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River

Posted on August 3, 2016 by

Freshwater Future and the Ohio Environmental Council held a press conference yesterday with Great Lakes charter boat captains. A great number of news entities around the basin included coverage, including: Toledo Blade Michigan Public Radio CBS Chicago The Buffalo News News Outlets highlighting the Associated Press article include: The Washington Times ABC 12 Michigan Channel […]

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$300 Million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Posted on December 18, 2015 by

What a way to end the year! $300 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the 2016 federal omnibus budget is great news for the Great Lakes. The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition released the statement below. Freshwater Future is proud to be a part of the coalition. If you are part of […]

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Huge News on Big Invasives

Posted on October 6, 2015 by

Partner organizations, National Wildlife Federation, Northwest Environmental Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Center for Biological Diversity released the following. This news is a great step in the effort to protect our waters from the threat of aquatic invasive species. Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species Huge victory for U.S. waters, […]

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