The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted a report to Congress and the President which summarizes progress under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) during 2016.
As required, the report provides detailed information on GLRI accomplishments and funding allocations for participating federal agencies on a yearly basis.
“I’m proud that through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we are fulfilling our mission to restore the health of the water that so many of our communities depend on,” said EPA Administrator and Great Lakes Interagency Task Force Chair Scott Pruitt.
“As we now understand more than ever, we don’t have to choose between the health of our environment and the health of our economy – we can have both.”
The GLRI was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes. With more than $2.3 billion in GLRI investments and strong bipartisan support, 11 federal departments and partners from states, tribes, academia and businesses are working together to produce unprecedented results