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Greening of the Great Lakes joins many others in decrying outrageous proposal to defund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
MLive (3/29)
On Greening of the Great Lakes, a radio program aired on WJR in Detroit, Michigan, host Kirk Heinze described why the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is vital to the Great Lakes.

Seneca County farmers see value in Lake Erie programs Donald Trump wants to cut
Cleveland.com (3/29)
Farmers in Seneca County, Ohio, hold a complicated view of President Donald Trump's proposal to drastically cut environmental and Great Lakes protection programs.

Residents voice concern over poor quality of Great Lakes
The Buffalo News (3/28)
More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Great Lakes water quality on Tuesday night in Buffalo, New York. The meeting was one of six taking place across the Great Lakes region this month.

Trump seeks $50M Great Lakes cut to help fund wall
The Detroit News (3/28)
President Donald Trump has proposed $18 billion in immediate budget cuts to domestic programs, including $50 million from the Great Lakes cleanup program, to help cover early costs for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Local environmentalists react to Trump's energy executive order
WWNY-TV-Cathage, NY (3/28)
President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would reduce regulations on America's energy industry. The order calls for a review of the Clean Power Plan, started by President Obama, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.

Newly discovered shipwreck in Lake Superior offers stunning window into the past
Michigan Radio (3/28)
It was near midnight in early May of 1884 when the J.S. Seaverns went down off the north shore of Lake Superior. The ship had run against some rocks on its way out of nearby Michipicoten Harbor. And while all aboard made it to shore alive, the ship was swallowed up by the lake, abandoned and forgotten. Until now.

Lost and cold in fog and ice, kayaker delays Great Lakes record attempt
MLive (3/28)
A kayaker who’s trying to set both a Great Lakes record and a world record delayed her attempt to kayak along all the shoreline of the Great Lakes in the same year, a goal of more than 6,200 miles.

EPA grants $100M for Flint water system repairs
WFMZ-TV-Allentown, PA (3/28)
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has awarded Michigan $100 million to make upgrades to Flint's drinking water system, which became contaminated with lead and other toxins after the city switched water sources as a cost-cutting measure.

How eliminating two EPA programs could affect large parts of America
The Washington Post (3/24)
President Trump proposed to slash the Environmental Protection Agency ’s budget by 31 percent, the biggest cut of any federal agency, in addition to eliminating a fifth of its workforce. Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes are among the more than 50 programs that would be eliminated.

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