The Republican-led U.S. House Appropriations Committee a year ago squelched Trump's attempted cuts for 2018 and fully funded the initiative, which enjoys wide bipartisan support and which funds water quality oversight, agricultural runoff mitigation, wildlife habitat preservation and more.
President Trump's 2019 budget outline proposes drastic cuts to Great Lakes funding again. And if freshwater resources are allowed to degrade, the impacts are enormous. "We look forward to working with Congress to put in place a bi-partisan infrastructure package that works for people, communities, businesses, and the Great Lakes".
The science, study and implementation of preventative measures and remediation are expensive endeavors, and local governments can't possibly be expected to coordinate the efforts needed to improve the Great Lakes, much less pay the costs. Multiple restoration efforts have occured in the St. Louis River estuary in Duluth-Superior under the federal program.
Launched in 2010, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is an effort to restore and preserve the lakes through cleaning, invasive species control, harmful algal bloom management and more.
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The coalition also criticized the administration's proposed "infrastructure" plan saying it actually makes less money available for key projects that protect human and environmental health.
$2.65 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, which provide low-interest loans to communities to fix and build wastewater and drinking water infrastructure-an increase of $397 million from fiscal year 2017 budget levels. No matter the administration - Republican or Democrat - it seems none of them understand how important fresh water and the Great Lakes are to many Americans. "This is outrageous. People across MI spoke out and took action past year to stop these cuts, and I know they'll do so again". "In all, it makes no sense".
In a statement released today, Kildee calls the cuts reckless. It works to combat threats to the Great Lakes, such as invasive species or loss of habitats. It's clear that when it comes to the Great Lakes our priorities are at odds with the administration. "I will fight these draconian cuts in every way that I can".