White House could slash Great Lakes funding by 97% as part of proposed EPA budget cut

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Umm..WTF? This is worse than anyone could have thought. The Great Lakes are a huge natural resource.

With reports swirling that President Donald Trump intends sharp cutbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Detroit Free Press reports that a drastic reduction may be under consideration for Great Lakes restoration efforts, which in the past have received bipartisan support.

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies confirmed for the Free Press late Thursday that an initial proposal from the White House Office of Management and Budget calls for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be cut from $300 million a year to about $10 million.

If the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is targeted for such a drastic reduction — and it is by far the largest dollar cut on Davis’ partial list from the association’s data — it would decimate a program that has helped pay to restore wetlands and improve water quality across the Upper Midwest.

Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania — Great Lakes states that backed Trump in the election last year — have all received funding under the initiative, which many lawmakers of both parties in the region have steadfastly supported even when other Republicans have moved to reduce it.
White House could slash Great Lakes funding by 97% as part of proposed EPA budget cuts - Chicago Tribune
 

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Is there money in the budget for it?

You act as if our money is unlimited but it isn't.
You silly!

We can just raise taxes, or de-fund the military!

That said, 97% reduction does sound a bit harsh. And, as big as the Great Lakes are, and with all the merchant travel on them, they probably need some Environmental protection.

I suppose that all depends on what they spend the money on. For all I know that "EPA" money has been funding the "Illinois Chapter for Immigration Development....."

(The Obama Regime seemed to have gotten into the habit of using taxpayer money to further their own political agenda.....)
 
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If GOD wants to 'fix' the Great Lakes, He can do it just by waving His magic wand. There is no need for us to spend money on this. We NEED that money for the upcoming wars and the huge tax cuts our billionaire friends are expecting.
It's insane.
 
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