President Trump’s proposed budget suggests axing $300 million in federal dollars for the Great Lakes. Yet, a new report from the EPA and its Canadian counterparts found that the lakes — Erie, Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Ontario — aren’t doing so hot.
The spread of invasive species and algal blooms continues to degrade water quality and threaten lake ecosystems, particularly in Lake Erie. Algae can hamper commercial fishing and recreation as well.
But hey, some good news: As chemical bans take effect, the amount of toxins in the waters is improving.
At a hearing last week on the EPA’s budget, Administrator Scott Pruitt faced tough reception about the Great Lakes…