Cities and counties in Wisconsin are looking for ways to pay for water tests that could lead to beach closures after the federal government proposed eliminating money for the tests.
President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget calls for keeping a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program near its current funding level.
The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to make sure the federal government bases decisions in its billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes on solid science, officials said Tuesday.
The U.S. Forest Service is awarding nearly $3 million to improve the tree canopy and forest cover in the Great Lakes region.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says more than $2.6 million in grants are being awarded to help improve water quality at Great Lakes beaches in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to help federal agencies carry out two Great Lakes protection programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will award $20 million in grants this year for projects to help the Great Lakes.
President Barack Obama is requesting $300 million to continue funding a wide-ranging Great Lakes environmental cleanup program in the 2013 fiscal year.
Published: December 21, 2011
Tags: Barack Obama, Congress, Debbie Stabenow, Great Lakes, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, Jeff Skelding, Sander Levin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Congress has approved $300 million to keep a multi-year program going that is aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes’ biggest environmental problems, from invasive species to river bottoms laced with toxic chemicals.
Congress has set aside $300 million to continue a wide-ranging program to heal the Great Lakes environment by removing toxic sediments, improving wildlife habitat and fighting invasive species.