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President Trump's budget looks to cut funding to the Great Lakes

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His administration says state, local, and tribal governments should be responsible for regional water cleanups. His administration says state, local, and tribal governments should be responsible for regional water cleanups.
His proposed budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency funding for Great Lakes restoration programs by 90% from 300 million to 30 million. His proposed budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency funding for Great Lakes restoration programs by 90% from 300 million to 30 million.

President Donald Trump again is trying reduce or eliminate federal funding for cleanups of some iconic U.S. waterways.

His proposed budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency funding for Great Lakes restoration programs by 90% from 300 million to 30 million. It would kill all EPA spending on programs supporting other waters around the country. His administration says state, local, and tribal governments should be responsible for regional water cleanups.

Trump made a similar attempt last year but Congress refused to go along. Ohio Senator Rob Portman opposes the cuts for the ongoing initiative. He says the Great Lakes provide drinking water to 40 million Americans and contribute 10 billion dollars in tourism. Portman says he and other lawmakers will work to get the funding restored.

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