Troubled Waters | Trump and the Great Lakes

President Trump’s budget outline eliminated $300 million in annual funds earmarked for the Great Lakes, and made other cuts to agencies that work to restore and protect the lakes.

Great Lakes Today will examine the impact of those cuts in a series of reports.

Ways to Connect

For months, the Trump on Earth podcast has been analyzing presidential policies such as withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and slashing support for the EPA. Great Lakes Today joined in for the latest episode, "What's at Stake for the Great Lakes," examining his proposal to eliminate $300 million from a restoration fund.   

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.

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / USFWS biologists prepare to examine a lake sturgeon at the Niagara River just outside of Lake Ontario in NYS.

Final part of a series on President Trump's budget

On the shores of the lower Niagara River, about 10 miles from Niagara Falls, a group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to examine the largest fish species in the Great Lakes region – the lake sturgeon.


Ben Thorp

Part 4 in a series on President Trump's budget

Thousands of dams have been built across the Great Lakes region -- but many are old and in danger of collapsing. In Michigan, conservation groups and state agencies are pooling resources to remove or repair dams before it’s too late.

 

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