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The Great Lakes lose out. again

The Great Lakes lose out. again

"Protecting our Great Lakes is not a partisan issue, and I will work closely with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and fight to restore this critical funding", Bishop said.

It's the administration's second attempt to curtail federal spending on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - last year, the president's budget plan would have eliminated funding for the program entirely.

Funding for cleanup and restoration projects in the Great Lakes would be significantly slashed under President Donald Trump's budget plan released Monday. His administration says state, local, and tribal governments should be responsible for regional water cleanups.

He tells Great Lakes Now, "A national infrastructure plan that runs roughshod over environmental protections and ignores climate change can not be taken seriously-and threatens to throw good money after bad while failing to address urgent water needs for the region and exacerbating pollution". Multiple restoration efforts have occured in the St. Louis River estuary in Duluth-Superior under the federal program. The $300 million used to clean up the Great Lakes every year since 2010 would be slashed to $30 million. The health and future of the Great Lakes, the largest collection of freshwater in the world, has never been more important and the GLRI targets long-term solutions for the Great Lakes ecosystem. "Just like past year, I will fight alongside colleagues on both sides of the aisle to promote, strengthen, and preserve our Great Lakes". Bill Huizenga, Michigan (R): "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative plays a leading role in preserving and restoring the Great Lakes ecology while strengthening the Great Lakes economy".

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition consists of more than 150 environmental, conservation, outdoor recreation organizations, zoos, aquariums and museums representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. "Just like a year ago, I will fight alongside colleagues on both sides of the aisle to promote, strengthen, and preserve our Great Lakes".

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