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E-M:/ Plan to restore Great Lakes appears sunk



EPA recommends against funding
 
Federal officials say they won't pay for the $20-billion plan President George W. Bush sought last year to improve the health of the Great Lakes by restoring coastal wetlands and keeping out sewage and invaders like zebra mussels.

A bipartisan coalition of elected leaders says it was stunned when an Environmental Protection Agency report recommended that Bush focus on "improving the efficiency and effectiveness of existing programs" instead of launching expensive new efforts.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051118/NEWS06/511180443