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A New Take on the Lake: Obama’s Great Lakes Budget

Posted Monday, May 18, 2009

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A New Take on the Lake: Obama’s Great Lakes Budget President Obama is pushing Congress to approve a half billion dollars to fund a restoration of the Great Lakes and Lake Erie, which is part of the largest fresh water system on the earth. Some say Lake Erie is perhaps the dirtiest of the lakes. So, if Congress does pass it, what then? How much will be headed toward Lake Erie, what needs to be done here and who is going to do it? On the next Sound of Ideas®, we'll talk about the impact it may have on the environment and our region's economy. Join us Monday morning at nine on 90.3.

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Scudder Dock  Pelee Island, Canada Just a couple of Cormorants and Seagulls Canadian fisherman bring in a hefty catch The flow of the American Falls, Niagara Falls The Erie Shores Wind Farm in Port Burwell, Ontario  is home to 66 wind turbines and 18 more in the making


Environment, Government/Politics


Jeff Skelding, National Campaign Director, Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition
Sean Logan, Board Member, Great Lakes Commission; Director, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources

Additional Information

America’s North Coast: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Program to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
The International Association for Great Lakes Research
Plain Dealer: To clean up Great Lakes, Barack Obama pledges $475 million for next year
Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition

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