Tag: GLRI

Freshwater Future Visits Washington D.C for Annual Great Lakes Day

Posted on March 22, 2018 by

Freshwater Future staff recently traveled to Washington D.C for Great Lakes Day—an annual convening at which residents, grassroots groups, and environmental organizations educate Congress about policies and funding to sustain and improve drinking water infrastructure and conservation programs. More than 120 groups traveled to the capital to meet with members of congress from their respective […]

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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Posted on November 30, 2017 by

Bill also cuts agency funding, rolls back Clean Water Act protections * * * WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 21, 2017)—The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations yesterday released its funding bill for the Department of the Interior, EPA, and other related agencies.  The bill provides:         $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to clean up toxic […]

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Freshwater Weekly 11/30/17

Posted on November 30, 2017 by

This week:  progress report on Great Lakes protection + full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative + weigh in on a Canadian plan to clean up Lake Erie + long-term water decision for Flint + an agreement on Line 5 + ways you can make a difference. NEW REPORT TRACKS BINATIONAL PROGRESS ON GREAT […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/13/17

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

This week: a severe forecast for Lake Erie algae + good news on Great Lakes funding + job-stealing carp + ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE’S SUMMER FORECAST IS LOOKING GREEN The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Today the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its […]

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Good News on Great Lakes Funding for 2018

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

The 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration once again zeroes out 100% of the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), but on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee rejected that proposal, releasing an appropriations bill that fully funds the GLRI. This is promising news! Although the budget battle is far from over, […]

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We Did It! Full Funding for the Great Lakes in 2017

Posted on May 3, 2017 by

Back in March, we let you know about potential massive cuts to Great Lakes programs and funding in the 2017 federal budget. The budget proposed by President Trump would have cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 100% and shrunk the EPA’s budget by 31%. When the budget was announced, we were in […]

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