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Apr 12, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Western New York has been chosen to receive a $200,000 Brownfield Job Training grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  

Feb 23, 2010 Press Release

Over the weekend, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with 15 other federal agencies, unveiled an ambitious and unprecedented plan to make restoration of the Great Lakes a national priority through the five year, $2.2 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan.

Mar 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 1262, Water Quality Investment Act. This legislation would make key investments to improve water quality and better ensure safe, clean water for all Americans while potentially creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next five years. Higgins, a lead advocate in Congress of cleaning and restoring the Great Lakes and member of the House Great Lakes Task Force, applauded sections of the bill that would prevent future contamination from sewer overflows and other pollutants.