Friday, July 23, 2010

Obama giveth and taketh away from Great Lakes

Promising one thing to help protect the Great Lakes, President Obama and the Democratic-controlled House have delivered something altogether different.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says that the House voted Thursday to fund Great Lakes restoration programs at $300 million. That is the same figure that Obama requested even though when he took office the president actually pledged $475 million.

Concerned, the Coalition is urging the Senate to restore the missing $175 million.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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