Great Lakes to lose funding for pollution and algae cleaning

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program launched in 2010 to clean pollution and algae from the world’s largest freshwater system, is under threat after President Donald Trump released his national budget. Among the controversies, withdrawing all funding from the Great Lakes is one of the most devastating to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lakes currently receive $300 million in annual federal appropriations through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The preliminary budget would also nix grants that provide for low or moderate-income homes in the area. The Community Development Block Grants which help create … Continue reading Great Lakes to lose funding for pollution and algae cleaning