Republican-controlled House panel calls for 80 percent cut in Great Lakes restoration program

  • Article by: JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer
  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 4:35 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal programs designed to make headway on some of the Great Lakes' most longstanding ecological problems, from harbors caked with toxic sludge to the threat of an Asian carp attack, would lose about 80 percent of their funding under a spending plan approved Tuesday by a Republican-controlled U.S. House panel.

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