A Statement Released by the Office of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-26th District)
WESTERN NEW YORK – Today, Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York State.
“The Great Lakes is an underappreciated regional and national asset which contributes significantly to our economy and environment,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Caucus. “According to the Brookings Institution, Buffalo alone would see economic gains between $600 million to $1.1 billion if the Great Lakes are restored. Investments like these move us closer to that goal.”