Trump budget would eliminate Great Lakes protections
Thursday Mar 16, 2017 2:59pm
By: from Staff Reports
LANSING – Among the casualties in the just-released Trump budget proposals would be protection for the Great Lakes.
The President’s budget would completely eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative according to the Sierra Club.
Gail Philbin is Director of the Sierra Club’s Michigan Chapter. She called the proposal to eliminate all funding for Great Lakes protection and cleanup programs “a shocking abandonment of crucial, successful efforts to protect our drinking water and the most important natural asset for our entire region.”
Philbin said protecting the Great Lakes has long been a bipartisan priority for the region's leaders.
“Trump's Great Lakes cuts should be dead on arrival for all members of Congress from our region.“