News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


EPA director: What's in Obama's budget for the Great Lakes?
Gina McCarthy acknowledges it's a tough budget but celebrates Great Lakes victories
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Lake Erie beach bluffs
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Correction: This story originally gave an incorrect surname for the EPA administrator on second reference.

The proposed budget President Obama released this week cuts $25 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and another $430 million from a revolving loan fund to help communities upgrade their sewer systems. Still, Great Lakes environmentalists saw reasons to applaud EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at a meeting in Washington today.

LISTEN: The Great Lakes and Obama's budget

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:12)


The EPA’s McCarthy was the featured speaker at a meeting of what’s called Great Lakes Days, and she began by acknowledging the budget is a disappointment for some. But she also maintained it’s the best that can be done in tough economic and political times, and that it promotes efforts such the fight against invasive species and controlling farm runoff and toxic algae blooms.

She also pointed to other programs that have benefited the lakes, including a clamp-down on mercury emissions from power plants and other sources.

“It is lowering significantly the amount of mercury that is being deposited in in the Great Lakes and other rivers and streams and water bodies across the U.S. (Applause) It does deserve a hand. …. I’ve have been following some of the research around this and we have found that the water bodies rebound, hat their mercury levels go significantly lower in a much shorter period of time than we ever would have realized.”

Davis also said the EPA has designated 100 communities nationwide to come up with green alternatives to aging sewer systems that dump into rivers and Lakes.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University