Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Groups rally support for Great Lakes cleanup

DETROIT Environmental advocates and business leaders are urging Congress to fund President Barack Obama's initiative to restore the Great Lakes.

Representatives from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, a collection of groups lobbying for the cleanup, gathered Wednesday in Detroit along with other environmental, business and government leaders.

They say the restoration effort will provide a huge economic boost. The Brookings Institution estimates the Great Lakes region will gain $2 in economic benefit for every $1 investment to restore the Great Lakes.

Obama requested $475 million in his 2010 budget for the lakes project. A bill to provide full funding has cleared the House, while the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $400 million.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…