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A coalition of environmental groups involved in protecting the Great Lakes, says President Trump’s 2019 budget and infrastructure plan are both “dead on arrival.” And members are asking Congress to preserve funding for the lakes -- as it did last year.  


Derek Montgomery, MPR News

This year brought with it a few threats to Great Lakes health -- an above average algae bloom and an Asian carp sighting.  But a financial threat also loomed over the lakes this year. 

Congress has taken its first step to ensure that Great Lakes restoration continues in 2018 – contrary to President Trump's budget plan.

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which includes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

July 19 update: Committee vote is good news for the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Today reporter Elizabeth Miller appeared on Science Friday to talk about how President Trump's proposed budget might impact the Great Lakes.  

Other guests on the program included Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan, author of the Death and Life of the Great Lakes, Wayne State University professor Donna Kashian, and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee professor Harvey Bootsma.

Great Lakes Today reporter Elizabeth Miller recently appeared on the WVIZ/PBS program Ideas to to discuss Troubled Waters, a recent series looking at the impact of President Trump's proposed budget cuts on the Great Lakes.

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