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Great Lakes Task Force Encouraged by Canadian Investment to Protect the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, are encouraged by the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada will invest CAD $420 million over the next decade to protect and restore the Great Lakes, which is world’s largest freshwater ecosystem.

“The United States and Canada have a shared responsibility to protect, restore, and sustain our Great Lakes ecosystems. These are truly binational treasures we collectively share,” the lawmakers said. “Since 2010, the United States has invested more than $3.3 billion in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to fund 6,850 projects to combat the greatest threats to the Great Lakes. We're glad our Canadian partners share our commitment to protecting this precious natural resource, and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them to help keep our Great Lakes clean for the millions of people and industries who depend on them and for the diverse species they contain.” 

Earlier this month, members of the Great Lakes Task Force sent a letter to President Biden underscoring the importance of Canadian investment into the Great Lakes, a shared resource between our two nations.
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