Trump's Great Lakes funding dagger gets national attention
Only fools would stop the progress being made saving the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the five Great Lakes, but because that's where Donald Trump is headed The Washington Post is pointing out the scope of the danger:
The Chesapeake Bay watershed’s wide reach
More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into America’s largest estuary with a watershed extending from Virginia into southern New York and throughout six Mid-Atlantic states. More than 17 million people live in the 64,000-square-mile bay watershed. All precipitation and runoff from this watershed drains into the Chesapeake Bay and onward to the Atlantic Ocean...
Working across state and country borders by the Great Lakes
Trump’s budget proposal also cuts the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which was launched in 2010 to protect and restore the lakes. The Great Lakes region stretches across eights states and affects more than 30 million people in the United States and Canada. The lakes hold 84 percent of all surface freshwater in North America...
The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1987 identified 43 geographic areas of concern: 26 in the U.S., 12 in Canada and five shared between the two countries. These were locations suffering environmental degradation as a result of human activity. In 2012, the updated agreement reaffirmed these areas and the effort to restore them.Always important to remember that Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson and the rest of the GOP establishment said Trump was the best option for Wisconsin for the next eight years.
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