Bill for Great Lakes clean-up passes hurdle

August 1, 2008 5:03:17 PM PDT
A bill that would provide millions of dollars to help clean up the Great Lakes has passed another hurdle in Washington. It has been approved by committees in the House and Senate. The bill authorizes $150 million a year for the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up polluted parts of the lakes, an increase over previous funding allowances. It will now go to the full House and Senate.

Supporters say it is crucial to restoring the health of the Great Lakes.