Great Lakes Cleanup Program To Continue At Least 5 More Years

Congress gave the go-head to at least five more years of funding to make sure the Great Lakes are cleaned up.

The legislation got final approval over the weekend.

It authorizes spending $300 million on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through 2021.

Separate yearly votes will be needed to secure the money.

The program has already been used to clean up toxic harbor and river pollution, and worked to stop Asian carp and other invasive species.