Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great Lakes Clean-up to get $475 Million next year

The View from Chicago's Greatest Assett-Lake Michigan

WASHINGTON -- Cleaning up the Great Lakes and tributaries and keeping them healthy -- and navigable -- will take a lot of money. President Barack Obama, building on blueprints authorized by then-President George W. Bush in 2004 and completed in 2005, has shown a commitment to the plan known as the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy.

Obama has pledged more money to the strategy, $475 million for the coming fiscal year, than any White House predecessor.

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