We’ve Got Issues: U.S. House bill has $300 million for Great Lakes restoration

Jul 17, 2017

Credit NOAA

President Trump proposed ending a popular Great Lakes restoration program earlier this year. Michigan lawmakers from both parties criticized the idea. 

Now a U.S. House committee has released a bill that would keep federal dollars flowing to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for the next budget year. 

The GLRI is a $300 million program run by federal environmental officials. The money pays for things like pollution clean up and invasive species prevention. The White House has argued that Great Lakes states should fund it.

MLive reporter Garret Ellison says lawmakers still have a lot of work to do to pass the legislation.