Donald Trump

Ben Thorp

Thousands of dams have been built across the Great Lakes region -- but many are old and in danger of collapsing. In Michigan, conservation groups and state agencies are pooling resources to remove or repair dams before it’s too late.

Derek Montgomery for MPR News

Long-standing plans to clean up the headwaters of Lake Superior have been thrown into doubt by Trump administration budget priorities.

Research on Lake Erie algae blooms imperiled

Jun 9, 2017
Elizabeth Miller

A lot of attention has been focused on President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which doles out 300 million dollars a year for different projects.  But there are some other cuts in Trump’s “skinny budget” that would affect the region, including the National Sea Grant program.

Can Asian carp be kept out of Lake Michigan?

Jun 9, 2017
Chuck Quirmbach

President Donald Trump ’s 2018 budget plan eliminates $300 million in funding to restore the Great Lakes. The plan has sparked concerns among environmentalists, because a lot of that money is being spent to protect the lakes from a voracious fish known as the Asian carp.

Trump budget targets Great Lakes funding

May 23, 2017
Great Lakes Today

The Trump administration released details of its 2018 budget plan today. As expected, it eliminates a $300 million program to help the Great Lakes. But that isn’t the only environmental program targeted.

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