Obama dedicating 31 Million to dredging within Great Lakes
The Great Lakes have been experiencing shifting water levels over the past few decades as a result of dredging, mining, and shoreline alterations. In areas where Lakes are faced with lower levels, Cargo ships are struggling to deal with the changes. Avoiding simple solutions like decreasing cargo weight to accommodate lower lake levels, Obama has instead decided to channel 31 million dollars of the 2012 US budget towards dredging commercial harbours and navigation channels (Associated Press). This would save Cargo ships from cutting revenues by being able to keep cargo at a profitable weight. It is unfortunate that Obama is seeking hard-path solutions in dealing with water levels just as he has dedicated 350 million of the 2012 to Great Lakes environmental clean-up.
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