House Passes Bill Tripling Great Lakes Cleanup Fund

Law360, New York (September 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Great Lakes Basin is on track to receive a cash infusion for an ongoing cleanup project, as the U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill that would pump $150 million annually into the effort and free up funds to restore aquatic habitats in the region.

The Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 6460) passed on Thursday in the House by a vote of 371-20.

The reauthorization act extends the original Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2002 by five years and...
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