Advocates to lobby Congress for Great Lakes cleanup program
It has funded toxic waste removal, wetlands restoration and the fight against invasive species such as Asian carp.
The program has received about $300 million a year since 2009. But recently leaked documents say Trump’s soon-to-be-released budget might request only $10 million.
Coalition director Todd Ambs says that contradicts the Trump campaign’s pledge last fall to support the program.
Members of the coalition are scheduled to visit Washington, D.C., next week, where they’ll lobby the region’s congressional delegation to stand up for the initiative.