Canadians Fear Trump’s Budget Will Devastate Great Lakes - The New York Times
The Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for a program that addresses major environmental and health threats in the Great Lakes would have a devastating impact on millions of Canadians, officials and environmental groups said on Thursday.
Since word of the proposed cuts to the program leaked earlier this month, dozens of Canadian mayors and other officials have spoken out about the harm their cities and towns would suffer if the proposal were to go into effect.
“As the largest city on Lake Huron, the cuts will undo decades of work by many to clean up the Great Lakes on both sides of the border,” said Mayor Mike Bradley of Sarnia, Ontario. “What good is it having lower taxes when you can’t drink the water?”