The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been reviewing President Bush’s proposed White House budget that was released on Monday.
The verdict: not good for the Great Lakes.
Our early take on the budget holds.
Read for yourself how Great Lakes programs fared in a spreadsheet comparing the White House budget request with enacted spending levels.
The biggest single cut is to a program to help communities modernize old wastewater treatment facilities to prevent sewage contamination. You can read how the cuts will affect each Great Lakes state here.