63 Members Of Congress Advocate Full Great Lakes Cleanup Funding
63 members of Congress advocate full Great Lakes cleanup funding
Delegates from Great Lakes states in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing back against a Trump administration proposal to eliminate $300 million in Great Lakes environmental cleanup funding from the 2018 budget.
In a letter sent to the House appropriations leadership, 23 Republicans and 40 Democrats in Congress requested that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) be funded at its fully authorized level in next year’s Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.
The White House eliminated the popular regional restoration program in its skinny 2018 budget as part of $2.6 billion in proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that will cut 3,200 jobs …