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$50 million cut for Great Lakes cleanup in Obama 2016 budget riles healthy waters group

$50 million cut for Great Lakes cleanup in Obama 2016 budget riles healthy waters group
February 10, 2016 Lea Vigi

Great Lakes Cleanup Initiative

President Obama released his budget proposal this week, and for the third year in a row, the administration is proposing a reduction in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding.   The proposed level for the next fiscal year is $250 million dollars, down from $300 million this year. 

The GLRI is focused on tackling long-term ecological problems like invasive species, pollution, habitat degradation and algal bloom-causing runoff from agriculture and cities, among other concerns. The conservation program was launched in 2010.

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