Thursday, January 15, 2009

Michigan lawmakers seek $20B for Great Lakes

Deb Price / Detroit News Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Vern Ehlers of Michigan introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to restore the Great Lakes by combating invasive species, cleaning toxic sediment and upgrading sewage facilities.

The $20 billion restoration plan is generally supported by President-elect Barack Obama, who hails from the Great Lakes state of Illinois. [Full Story]

Source: The Detroit News

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