Statement from Alliance for the Great Lakes on Reports of Massive U.S. EPA & Great Lakes Program Budget Cuts

Learn about the effects of the proposed budget cuts to the EPA & Great Lakes Program
Jennifer Caddick

“We’ve seen numerous news reports this morning that the Trump Administration may propose massive reductions in funding for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and essential programs within the agency, including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Gutting the U.S. EPA and its programs tasked with protecting clean water would be a disaster, rolling back decades of hard work to restore and protect our nation’s greatest fresh water resource – the Great Lakes.

Memories are short. But it was not so long ago that our country united for change, shocked by images of a river on fire. Federal laws are the cornerstone of bringing clean water to people, and they only work when enforced.

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Our mission at the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.