What President Trump's Great Lakes budget could mean for NEO

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - President Donald Trump's proposed budget eliminates federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program with bipartisan support that proponents say helps the environment and economy.

The GLRI started in 2010, and has spent nearly $1.8 billion on projects across the Great Lakes region. It has received $300 million annually for the past several years to spend on project that primarily do four things, preventing and controlling invasive species, reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful/nuisance algal blooms, restoring habitat to protect native species and cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern. . . READ MORE.

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