Proposed Cuts to EPA Cause Local Concern

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative could see their funding could go down from $300 million to just $10 million

DULUTH, Minn. – The Environmental Protection Agency is bracing for budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. The budget proposal would include a 25 percent cut to the EPA.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative could see their funding could go down from $300 million to just $10 million.

Such big cuts would jeopardize many ongoing projects.

“Over the years, the money that has been designated for cleanups and other research has contributed to our community significantly in jobs and quality of life and our economy,” said Kris Eilers, Executive Director for the Sanit Louis River Alliance. “So this is a huge deal.”

The river alliance will head to Washington next week to talk with congress about how proposed cuts could have a severe impact on the Great Lakes region.

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