Greak Lakes coalition pressing EPA chief to keep Region 5 office open


Greak Lakes coalition pressing EPA chief to keep Region 5 office open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that the Trump Administration plans to abolish Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – which serves Ohio, as well as Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota – as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped lead a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from the Great Lakes region in calling for the Region 5 office to remain intact and fully supported.
In a bicameral letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the members stressed the importance of the Great Lakes, which provide 90 percent of the nation’s fresh …

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