Additional funding going toward Great Lakes to fight Asian carp
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President Obama announces more funding for restoring the struggling Great Lakes.
In a continuing fight against the invasion of Asian carp, the president announced Monday that an additional $300 million will go toward the Great Lakes.
At the beginning of his presidency, President Obama originally promised that $500 million would go into the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative each year. But due to budget challenges, that amount dropped to about $300 million a year.
A recent study concluded that preventing a single invasive species from entering the Great Lakes could save as much as $5 billion over 30 years.