3/17/09

In the News: Bill Authorizes Great Lakes Toxic Clean-up

From the Petosky News Review:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday, March 12, that triples the authorization for Great Lakes restoration from $54 million to $150 million to clean up toxic pollution in the lakes.

The Water Quality Investment Act of 209 (H.R. 1262), passed by a vote of 317 to 101. The bill will now go to the Senate. Read more.

This bill authorizes more than $150 million a year for five years for the Great Lake Legacy Act. To find out more about these projects, visit the U.S. EPA web site.

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