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US Sen. Carl Levin Pushes For Great Lakes Funding

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and some fellow Great Lakes lawmakers are asking their congressional colleagues to fund programs designed to preserve and protect the lakes. Levin is co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force.

04/04/2014

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Advocates Lobby Feds For Great Lakes Programs

Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species. More than 100 people from the eight-state region are attending the Great Lakes Commission’s semiannual meeting and other activities.

03/04/2014

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Report: Measure Great Lakes Cleanup Progress

A government report says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should do more to make sure a Great Lakes cleanup program is meeting its goals. Congress has spent about $1.3 billion on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative over the past four years.

11/08/2013

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Obama Budget Seeks $300M For Great Lakes Cleanup

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget calls for keeping a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program near its current funding level.

04/10/2013

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Feds Making Long-Range Great Lakes Cleanup Plans

The Obama administration says it’s making plans to continue a long-range Great Lakes cleanup program, although decisions about paying for it will be made on a year-by-year basis.

03/07/2013

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Great Lakes Harbor Cleanups Planned

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson says the Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes.

10/12/2011

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Money To Restore Great Lakes Still Flows, For Now

At a time when many federal programs are fighting for survival, money still flows to a long-sought Great Lakes cleanup.

10/11/2011

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Obama Proposes $350M For Great Lakes

President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget calls for spending $350 million on a long-range Great Lakes cleanup program.

02/14/2011

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