Walberg hopes to preserve Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Walberg hopes to preserve Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

From The Monroe News:

During a December Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, Walberg secured a commitment from Pruitt to work together on Great Lakes issues, he said in a press release.

“I am writing to express my deep concerns with the FY19 budget proposal that would drastically reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) from roughly $300 million dollars down to an alarming and unacceptable $30 million,” he wrote Pruitt.

“Since its inception in 2010, the GLRI has supported over 3,000 restoration projects and provided more than $2 billion in vital funding to Great Lakes communities. These funds have been used to prevent the spread of invasive species such as Asian Carp, combat harmful algal blooms and clean up toxic areas throughout the Great Lakes region. While investments made by the GLRI program are getting positive results, there is still much work to do. As we have done during previous budgets, my colleagues and I on both sides of the aisle will continue working together to ensure the GLRI program receives the full funding it needs.

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