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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

MI, OH, WI, MN, IL: Obama proposes $5B trust fund for Great Lakes cleanup

12:19 PM

From the Associated Press:
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is calling for a $5 billion trust fund for Great Lakes cleanup and restoration as he focuses on states critical to winning the White House.

The fund, to be phased in over 10 years, would be the centerpiece of a plan that also calls for a coordinator to oversee Greats Lakes programs and would step up the fight against invasive species.

Obama's campaign announced the plan in a telephone conference call featuring Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin, chairman of the Council of Great Lakes Governors.
Read the Obama campaign's press release

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