4/9/14

In the news: Great Lakes lawmakers lobby for further funding

Members of the House of Representatives from Great Lakes states are lobbying their colleagues in Congress to continue funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 

From CBS Minnesota
"Forty-six House members from both parties recently sent a letter to leaders of a subcommittee that recommends spending on the environment.

It requests $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The program usually gets about that much for projects dealing with threats such as toxic pollution and invasive species. President Barack Obama’s 2015 budget would cut it to $275 million.

Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan says the program has done much to improve the lakes’ health and now isn’t the time to cut back."
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