Polluted Great Lakes to be Restored by 2020

September 25, 2014 4:53 PM

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Polluted Great Lakes to be Restored by 2020

The Obama administration revealed Wednesday an updated five-year plan for restoring the polluted Great Lakes by the year 2020, outlining steps to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff, as well as restore plant and wildlife habitat.

Since 2009, Congress has appropriated $1.6 billion for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has helped to rebuild wetlands and protect the eight-state region from invasive species. As of now funding will last through 2015, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who released the plan...

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