In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, Pritzker said he “generally supports implementation” of the Corps’ $778 million plan to stop the carp advance at the Brandon Road Lock, a potential choke point some 50 miles from Chicago and Lake Michigan.
Titled “A Budget for a Better America,” the Trump administration’s 2020 budget released on Monday makes another attempt to subject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to draconian funding cuts and proposes to all but eliminate the Obama-era Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Voters approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights in a landslide this week.
Some 61 percent of voters favored the measure with 39 percent voting against it, according to Lucas County Board of Elections unofficial results.
As residents, researchers and lawmakers learn more about how industrial chemicals are permeating household water supplies, MLive Media Group and Detroit Public Television are collaborating to report stories that will help further public understanding of this latest water crisis.