Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump is scheduled to appear in Toledo Thursday for the first campaign visit of this election year.

President Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.  


A provision in the new federal tax bill has many environmental advocates concerned. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee proposes overruling President Trump's call to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program that funds cleanup efforts.

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump's budget proposal eliminates a Great Lakes cleanup program.

The Trump administration wants state and local governments to pay for programs that cleanup polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes.

Congress plans to restore President Trump's proposed 300 million dollar funding cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.

Congress has re-authorized the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, providing 300 million dollars in funding through 2021.

The U.S. House has voted to extend for an additional five years the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Ohio Public Radio

For the third consecutive year, President Obama's federal budget proposal cuts funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 

Congress has approved legislation to continue the fight against toxic algae and other problems in the Great Lakes. 

Congress has approved a compromise spending bill allocating 300 million dollars to The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which faced the threat of cuts during last year's congressional budget battle.

A government report says the U.S. E-P-A should do more to make sure a Great Lakes cleanup program meets its goals.

Great Lakes Advisory Board Members Selected

Mar 15, 2013

The U.S. EPA has selected the members of the Great Lakes Advisory Board.

The Obama administration is making plans to continue the billion-dollar Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, although decisions about funding it will be made on a year-by-year basis.

Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect