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House Passes Huizenga Amended Legislation to Protect Great Lakes Communities from Erosion

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the House floor after introducing an amendment to H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act. H.R. 729 creates a “Living Shoreline Grant Program” which authorizes $50 million per year from Fiscal Year 2020-2025 for grants to state and local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit groups for projects to protect and restore s... Read more »

GH Tribune: Huizenga urges streamlined permitting process for those battling erosion

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, co-chairman of the Great Lakes Task Force, led a bipartisan letter to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday about the imminent threat Michigan residents are facing along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federal level to... Read more »

Huizenga leads Bipartisan Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Protecting Michigan Shorelines

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, led a bipartisan letter to the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers about the imminent threat Michigan residents are facing along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federal level to ... Read more »

Huizenga Votes to Support Responsible Great Lakes Infrastructure, Protect Taxpayers

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to ensure fees collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are utilized for their intended purpose. H.R. 2240, permits revenue collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to be allocated more effectively for water infrastructure projects ac... Read more »

Huizenga: The Protection and Preservation of the Great Lakes needs to be a National Priority

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's new 5-year action plan for the Great Lakes. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has played an important and critical role in preserving and protecting the Great Lakes,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force. “The announcement of the GL... Read more »

Huizenga: $6.6 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Marks a Turning Point For Muskegon Lake

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the EPA announced a $6.6 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project will be launched to clean up the Ryerson Creek. The Ryerson Creek Outfall is a 12 acre site located on the shores of Muskegon Lake that is contaminated with petroleum, metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon... Read more »

ADVISORY: Huizenga to Keynote Great Lakes Symposium at Central Michigan University on Friday

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On Friday, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, will be the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Science in Action Symposium at Central Michigan University. The symposium will focus on the success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) as well as renewed efforts by Congress to continue to fund the initiative. The event is being hosted by Central Michigan Univer... Read more »

Huizenga Announces Grant to Protect Great Lakes Watershed

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The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council has been awarded a $190,000 grant to protect the Macatawa Watershed. The grant will be used by the council for a project that will encourage prolonged use to cover crops and increase installation of grassed waterways. It was announced by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, on Monday. “This grant also highlights the impact and the importance the Great Lakes Restora... Read more »

Huizenga Announces GLRI Grant to Protect Macatawa Watershed

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Republican Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, announced that the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council has been awarded a $190,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission. The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s project will encourage prolonged use of cover crops and increased installation of grassed waterways, where ... Read more »

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