President Trump promised to "drain the swamp" on the campaign trail, now his newly released budget will drain funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Fund.
The issue has sparked controversy, with supporters saying the fund spends too much money on helping out private businesses near the lakes such as golf courses, while opponents point to what they say are the fund's many benefits for the region.
The fund provides around $300 million dollars a year.
The Trump budget also cuts Medicaid funding, food stamps, the EPA, and other programs.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
"The administration's budget proposal, released Tuesday by the White House's Office of Management and Budget, zeroes out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which since 2010 has provided more than $2.2 billion for programs to improve and protect the lakes.
"State and local groups are engaged and capable of taking on management of clean-up and restoration of these water bodies," the budget office's written narrative accompanying the budget states.
Also killed under Trump's budget plan is the national Sea Grant program, which conducts coastal research through 33 universities nationwide. Michigan Sea Grant, a joint program between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, has provided Great Lakes research and project facilitation for nearly 50 years."