House of Representatives
- Media Resources
Approves $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative (Dec 19,
Congressman Sandy Levin (D-Michigan).
The approved funding keeps the ball rolling
for the historic levels of federal investment in
Great Lakes cleanup through the Great
Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Initiative
was kicked off in 2010 with $475 million in restoration
funds aimed at cleaning up toxic hot spots, curbing
runoff pollution, fighting invasive species, and
restoring habitat. 2011 saw a decrease in funding
from Congress to just under $300 million.