Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

7:25am

Wed July 24, 2013
Politics and Government

Great Lakes funding threatened by Congress

Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes could face lower funding from Congress
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After investing more than $1.3 billion to restore the Great Lakes, one Environmental Protection Agency program may be facing major budget cuts. Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing a budget that reduces funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million down to $60 million.

Todd Ambs, with the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, says he was shocked by the House's nearly 80 percent cut proposed.

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