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