Here's what Great Lakes could lose under Trump budget

Feb 13, 2018
Originally published on February 14, 2018 9:18 am

President Trump's continued push to slash funding for environmental programs would have a huge impact on the Great Lakes region.

His 2019 spending plan would cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $30 million. That money pays for a wide range of projects, including pollution cleanup, wetlands restoration and wildlife protection.

Here are examples of projects that would be threatened by federal budget cuts; they were part of Troubled Waters, a Great Lakes Today series:

A pollution cleanup in the Lake Superior basin, 

The fight to keep Asian carp out of Lake Michigan,

Research on Lake Erie's algae blooms,

A dam removal near Lake Huron, and

Sturgeon recovery in Lake Ontario.

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