Great Lakes

Great Lakes Shipping Season Begins Monday

Mar 20, 2017
File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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(Great Lakes Today) The Great Lakes shipping season officially kicks off Monday with the opening of the Welland Canal, the shipping channel that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Trump Budget Proposal Cuts Great Lakes Restoration

Mar 17, 2017
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(Great Lakes Today) The outline of President Trump’s 2018 budget is out – and it eliminates the $300 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which finances environmental projects all over the region. 

Battle Ahead Over Great Lakes Funding

Mar 14, 2017
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(Great Lakes Today) The Trump Administration could be proposing a 97 percent cut in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding when it unveils the federal budget later this month. 

Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor - file photo
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(MPRN-Detroit) Governor Rick Snyder met Monday with the premier of Ontario to talk about regional cooperation. They say the Michigan-Ontario relationship should serve as an example as federal lawmakers consider big changes to trade and travel rules. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

Gary Wilson says if the Trump administration’s proposed cuts stand it would be devastating for Great Lakes restoration. The contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says it would be like a panic stop with your car. “You’re going forward and then suddenly put a halt to everything.”


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