The Craig Fahle Show

Preserving the Great Lakes: What’s at Stake?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Craig speaks with policy director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Chad Lord and Executive Director of the Michigan Nature Association Garrett Johnson to discuss efforts urging federal public officials to maintain support for programs that would help restore the Great Lakes.

In a letter to U.S. House and Senate appropriators, the coalition urged officials to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million. Lord said, “The strong support for Great Lakes programs stems from the effective and successful work we’re seeing in communities across the region. There is a large body of evidence that Great Lakes programs are producing results, but there is more work to do. If we cut restoration funds, these serious problems will only get worse and the price we pay will be much higher.”

What is your opinion on the future of the Great Lakes ecosystem?

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