Congress is halfway toward extending the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for another five years. The U.S. House has approved the legislation that authorizes funding the initiative at $300-million a year.
Todd Ambs is director of the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition.
He says the initiative sticks out - in a positive way - at a time when mistrust of the government is high.
Ambs says along with getting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014 on the books, it's critical that Congress fully fund the initiative.