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$20B Great Lakes cleanup lauded as economic driver by state lawmakers, researchers

Coming on the heels of the signing of the Great Lakes Compact, which safeguards Great Lakes water, state legislators, top researchers, and area business leaders advocated for a 20-year, $20 billion strategy to clean up the Great Lakes; a venture that promises to create jobs and bring billions in statewide tourism and manufacturing.

According to excerpts from the story:

Grand Haven, MI — Regional leaders want to buoy the Great Lakes environment and Michigan’s economy with a $20 billion cleanup effort.

U.S. Reps. Peter Hoekstra, R-Holland, and Vern Ehlers, R-Grand Rapids, and other leaders advocated the plan at Grand Haven’s Ferry Landing on Friday, Aug. 8, as part of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy.

“This is an issue that sells itself,” Hoekstra said. “People here and around the country recognize what an important and valuable asset we have.”

Read the complete story here.

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