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Cuts will hit Great Lakes initiative
Both GOP and President Obama are proposing millions in cuts; it's just a question of big or bigger
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and ALISON RITCHIE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative stands to lose $125 million in the president’s budget and twice that much in the budget proposed by congressional Republicans. But, as M.L. Schultze reports, environmentalists are trying to make a dollars-and-cents argument to counter the cuts.

 

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On the campaign trail in 2008, then-candidate Obama listed his priorities for the Great Lakes: fighting invasive species, sifting out toxic sediment, restoring wetlands and preventing runoff. In 2010, he put a big price tag on that effort: $475 million.

His 2012 budget proposal cuts that down to $350 million. But that’s still well above the congressional Republican target of $225 million. 

Jeff Skelding of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says he expects the Republicans may get further with their argument that the nation’s priority must be cutting the deficit. 

Skelding maintains that the Great Lakes work pays dividends with the economy as well as the environment because of the number of jobs created by the clean-up effort. Republicans say the country is spending itself into a hole it cannot afford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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