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Proposed federal, state cuts would be one-two punch for Michigan environmental programs

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Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio
Cuts would affect the current "level of oversight" for clean water programs, clean air programs, brownfield contaminated sites, levels of pollution discharge, algal bloom remediation and more, Clift said.

Environmental programs all across Michigan are in danger from budget cuts – not just the spending cuts in President Trump’s budget proposal, but state funding cuts as well.

It’s a one-two punch that has environmental groups very worried.

The Michigan Environmental Council and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters commissioned Public Sector Consultants to examine what we would lose if these programs are cut or eliminated. That study has been completed.

James Clift, a policy analyst with the Michigan Environmental Council, joined Stateside today to explain what these proposed cuts would mean on the ground in our state.

Listen above.

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