TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
The president’s 2020 budget released Monday calls for spending $30 million on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program intended to remove toxic pollution, fight invasive species and deal with other longstanding environmental problems in the eight-state region. That’s a 90 percent cut from the $300 million the program has gotten in most years since it began in 2010.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Light Snow Possible Up North; Icy Monday Morning Commute Possible In Metro
The budget also proposes a 90 percent cut cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay and would eliminate restoration funding for the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, South Florida, San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound.READ MORE: Woman Dies Days After Brooklyn Center Shooting
Trump sought similar cutbacks in his previous budgets but Congress rejected them.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Will 'Wrong Gun' Defense Work For Kim Potter?
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