The Craig Fahle Show

MEC's James Clift: The Sequester's Impact on Clean Air and Water

Wednesday February 27, 2013

The federal budget sequester is set to take effect on March 1st, which would mean massive, across-the-board spending cuts for Michigan. In particular, the White House says that Michigan would lose about $5.9 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Michigan could lose another $1.5 million in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Guest host Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press speaks with James Clift, Policy Director for the Michigan Environmental Council(MEC), about his views on the sequester and what it could mean for environmental policy in Michigan.

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