Presidential Candidates Vow to Support Cleaning Up Great Lakes

Buttressed by the GLEI study Healthy Waters – Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem that found an $80-$100 billion economic benefit to the region from follow-through on a proposed $25 billion Great Lakes restoration program, the Midwest Governors and Great Lakes Congressional Caucus formally asked both parties’ presidential candidates to “take a pledge” to support this if elected. Senators McCain, Obama, and Clinton have all pledged their support.

Source: Brookings Institution

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