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Tue February 8, 2011
Environmentalists call on Congress to fully fund Great Lakes restoration
A group of environmentalists is calling on Congress to fully fund Great Lakes restoration projects in the federal budget.
They say the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is working to clean waterways and drinking water, and create jobs in the Great Lakes region.
Jeff Skelding, with the Healing Our Waters coalition, says talk of budget cuts in Washington, D.C. have Great Lakes conservationists on guard:
There are those in Congress who would gladly take the axe to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative without a second thought. Our message to Congress is – cutting successful Great Lakes restoration programs that protect drinking water, safeguard public health, create jobs and uphold the quality of health for millions of people is exactly the wrong thing to do.
The coalition hopes Congress will approve $300 million dollars for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the coming weeks.