That could jeopardize progress already made in dealing with pollution, invasive species and other threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which Senator Stabenow authored in 2010 and has continued to champion, is critical to cleaning up the Great Lakes, beaches, and waterways and fighting invasive species like Asian carp.
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His preoccupation with the internet dated from the mid-1980s, when he began using a computer to manage the ranch's finances. He later returned to Wyoming, where he ran a cattle ranch for almost two decades and dabbled in Republican politics.
Shriberg adds, "Local communities have borne the brunt of expensive water infrastructure fixes for the last 40 years, and any plan that places further financial burdens on communities by relying on the fool's gold of privatization will only exacerbate water affordability issues that harm those who can least afford them". Now Trump's budget would give it $30 million.
The administration sought to zero out spending on the regional water initiatives in its first budget a year ago, describing them as "primarily local efforts" and contending state and local governments were capable of paying for them. Multiple restoration efforts have occured in the St. Louis River estuary in Duluth-Superior under the federal program.
"The Trump Administration missed a major opportunity to help communities restore their water infrastructure". With that in mind, compare the size of the Finger Lakes and the Great Lakes and it's easy to see what an enormous resource the Great Lakes are and how many people are directly affected by them. The cut proposed in the Trump administration's budget is part of an overall $3 billion budget reduction to the Environmental Protection Agency. The Great Lakes are an invaluable resource to OH, and this initiative has been a successful public-private partnership that helps protect both our environment and our economy. Last year, the president proposed a similar cut - from $300 million down to $10 million. Bill Huizenga, Michigan (R): "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative plays a leading role in preserving and restoring the Great Lakes ecology while strengthening the Great Lakes economy". "I will fight these draconian cuts in every way that I can", he said.