Great Lakes Daily News

Trump budget eliminates Great Lakes cleanup funds

Mar 17, 2017 | Daily News

Great Lakes restoration funding is altogether eliminated in President Donald Trump’s first formal budget proposal as part of $2.6 billion in cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that will eliminate 3,200 jobs from the federal agency responsible for ensuring the country has safe drinking water.Drastic cuts to the federal grants that fund pollution cleanup, watershed restoration and other work in eight Great Lakes states were expected, but the actual proposal the White House sent to Congress on Thursday, March 16 goes further by zeroing-out what has been a popular bipartisan program. Read the full story from MLive