Citizens Alliance Urges Incoming Biden/Harris Administration to Focus More Attention on Great Lakes and Clean Water

‘We look forward to working with President-elect Biden to create a Great Lakes region with thriving, healthy ecosystems and communities.’ – the Alliance for the Great Lakes

A Statement from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a U.S.-based citizens coalition in the Great Lakes region

Posted November 24th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Our Great Lakes from space.

Engaging in the democratic process is one of the most powerful ways people throughout the Great Lakes region can have a voice.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Now that the votes have been counted, we must respect the vote and the work of election officials who have led a fair and transparent process.

President-elect Biden, in partnership with the Great Lakes region, has the opportunity to place safe and clean water at the center of our communities and make them healthier and more equitable than before.

Here’s hoping that incoming U.S. President Joe Biden will keep his promise to make environmental protection a serious priority again.

We encourage President-elect Biden to work closely with Congress and Great Lakes leaders to invest in fixing our failing drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

These investments in clean water support getting people back to work, protect public health, and ready our communities for a changing climate – a win for everyone. He can also commit his administration to ensuring that basic federal clean water protections are vigorously supported and enforced, especially in communities that bear a disproportionate burden from pollution.

President-elect Biden has much work to do.

Among so many other things, Trump has spent the last almost four years gutting rules and regulations for protecting the environment, including the waters of our Great Lakes. Good riddance to him.

A resurgence of COVID-19 and an economic crisis is affecting millions around the Great Lakes region and the nation. The pandemic is tragically highlighting the inequalities in our communities, and the intrinsic connection between clean water and health.

We look forward to working with President-elect Biden to create a Great Lakes region, and nation, with thriving, healthy ecosystems and communities.

About the Alliance for the Great Lakes – The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

Oustaff are headquartered in Chicago, with field offices in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Muskegon (Mich.), and Milwaukee. Our Board of Directors represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.

For more information on the Alliance for the Great Lakes, click on its website at – https://greatlakes.org/ .

For one of a number of previous news releases Niagara At Large has posted from the Alliance for the Great Lakes – this one urging Ontario’ government to take action on toxic algae in Lake Erie – click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2017/09/29/great-lakes-citizens-alliance-calling-on-ontario-premier-michiganohio-governors-to-take-action-on-toxic-algae-in-lake-erie/ .

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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