U.S. House committee reinstates money for Great Lakes restoration

7:07 am
Fri August 2, 2013

U.S. House committee reinstates money for Great Lakes restoration

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House and Senate remain split over how much money should be spent on fighting invasive species and reduce pollution runoff
Last week, environmentalists, lake advocates and their supporters were howling after a House Appropriations subcommittee cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to $60 million for next year. But today, the full Appropriations Committee agreed to provide $210 million for the program, on an amendment proposed by Reps.