Released Monday, the budget outline reduces Great Lakes funding by 90 percent -- to just $30 million. The money is used for projects like cleaning up pollution, protecting wildlife and rebuilding wetlands.
In 2017, President Trump proposed cutting $300 million for Great Lakes projects. That money stayed in the federal budget, but as a new year begins, environmental advocates have lots of concerns – including cuts to the EPA.
The problem of sewer overflows affects the entire Great Lakes region. More than 182 municipalities have systems that can release untreated sewage during big storms, the Environmental Protection Agency says.