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.
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.