Skip to comments.EPA plans to spend $2.2 billion on Great Lakes
Posted on 02/21/2010 5:30:20 AM PST by ThebaddogEdited on 02/21/2010 5:34:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Environmental Protection Agency will spend $2.2 billion over five years on the Great Lakes to clean up polluted water and beaches, restore wetlands and fight invasive species such as Asian carp in a revitalization effort to be detailed Sunday.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...
And Cameron Davis is the Great Lakes Czar, FYI.
Follow the money. Let’s see who gets the contracts...
I bet the list is very similar to those who were involved in Chicago's olympic bid!
these lakes have cleaned up consideraby since the 60s when if you could find a fish in the lakes, you were crazy to eat it.
of course now we need to squash our moon program for this and other bogus socialist spending.
(I do not consider NASA for the most part socialist spending....it is a message to those nations that would do us harm that they would be messing with a potent foe...it is national security and national pride.)
Backdoor carbon regulation. Cap and trade regulation without legislation, to "protect" the environment.
These people must be stopped.
If anyone was bought off, I’d say it was the animal rights whack jobs who don’t seem to be raising a fuss over the eradication of an invasive Asian carp.
Lake Erie came back to life in the 1970’s.
The dollar figure seems way too low for the scale of the lakes. Maybe its just the opening bid.
Secondly, 2.2B is nowhere near sufficient just to clean up beaches, let alone wetlands, a war on invasive species, clean up polluted water ....
I mean, this is the health care bill ... it ain't got nuthin' t'do with the environment ... it's payoff, plain and simple
You know it and I know it.
I have been painted a picture of the great lakes, that I don’t believe exists, but it has been painted never the less.
There are large bureaucratic dollar signs all over the picture of disease, death, destruction, and disaster, that has been painted of the great lakes.
The states of MN, WI, IL, IN, NY, PA, MI, and OH, stand to benefit from the federal largess. How much will O’Canada benefit by being the other fifty percent of the lake shore. Suppose she is going to pony up? How much of the sky is falling, is she buying into.
Whoa. I smell a 'Rat. A honkin' big one.
Now I really wanna know who's getting that money.
2.2 Billion and the government can’t even stop the Asian Carp. What a waist. Just another way to help the economy go broke. Want to bet Jenny gets a piece of the pie?
Yes, Lake Erie was cleaned up very dramatically. However the method used by introducing zebra mussles created whole other problem in itself.
This bill will place ALL waters in the US under control of the EPA. That means every trickle, stream (including intermittent ones), pond, lake, drainage ditch, bog, cow hoof print that collects water.......AND significant amounts of the lands that abut any of the above (buffer zones).
The EPA is totally out of control!
See post # 18
Did they put them there or did they hitch a ride?
Seems to be they’re promising billions of dollars to do some things that have already been done and a couple of things that SHOULD have been done but were prevented by “animal rights activists”. Obama can claim he created or saved X number of jobs.
Ant aren’t zebra mussles still a problem, because every scheme they came up with to eradicate the buggers was claimed to be damaging to some part of the environment?
Fishing in Lake Erie has been great for the last twenty years or more. Aside from the threat of Asian carp which haven't got there yet, the biggest problems these days are algal blooms creating dead zones in summer, and layers of toxic waste in the lakebed. Even the Cuyahoga River has a healthy diverse fish popluation.
My girlfriend in college in 1975 did a paper on the lake. She found the programs back then that were improving the lake. Laws have not become less to clean things up. Our country is better but it is now about control and not about wildlife.
Great lakes screw job.
Just a Don helping another Don.
The list, ping
The funny thing is that the obama administration has been working to stop efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan. That’s the only thing that really needs to be done. The problem is that it would require major changes for Chicago.
I was talking with a biologist who specializes in the Great Lakes and his assessment of the lakes was that they were immeasurably better than they were 30 years ago, except for the introduction of alien species. The water is cleaner, there is about 1 percent of the pollution entering the water and there is a strong consensus among those bordering the lakes to keep them clean.
His real concern is that people “believe” that the lakes are in a downward spiral that no one can stop. He is very concerned about the impact of environmental fatigue caused by the incessant panics and propaganda. He has found that his students believe that the lakes are worse now than they were 30 years ago even though the evidence shows a gigantic improvement.
The Zebra Mussels are largely gone, destroyed by another invasive species, the Quagga Mussel.
I’ll tell ya one thing. If the EPA tries to enforce a buffer zone along the stream that runs through my property,.....you are gonna read about it in the papers and see it on TV.
If you can find sources re the health of the great lakes, we should start circulating them. Your comments are very interesting.
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