GLRI funding safe for now, but environmentalists concerned that Trump policies threaten Great Lakes

Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative appears to be safe through 2018, despite calls from the White House to eliminate it.

But an environmental law expert and Traverse City environmental nonprofit director fear other proposals from the Trump administration and federal lawmakers could hurt the Great Lakes’ environmental health.

Trump’s budget proposal called for eliminating the GLRI’s $300 million in funding for the coming fiscal year, the Associated Press reported.   Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

But Environmental Law & Policy Center founder Howard Learner said it’s too soon to declare victory on GLRI funding. Yet he was also encouraged by the small step, and echoed Crissman in saying there’s plenty more to fight for.

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