The ecological health of the Great Lakes is directly tied to the economic health of communities along the lakeshore, across our state, and frankly around the nation. The Great Lakes serve as the primary source of drinking water for more than 40 million people and lay the foundation for $6 trillion in economic activity between the United States and Canada. With that in mind, last week, I led a bipartisan effort with Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY) requesting that President Biden press our Canadian friends to increase their financial support for preserving the Great Lakes.
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