A government report says the U.S. E-P-A should do more to make sure a Great Lakes cleanup program meets its goals.
Congress has spent about $1.3 billion on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative over the past four years. It has funded 17-hundred grants for on-the-ground projects and scientific research. The Obama administration's program has been popular with both parties and with advocacy groups. But in a report released today, the Government Accountability Office says the program needs better ways to assess how well it's doing at restoring the lakes to health. It says some long-term goals and objectives aren't linked to any clear measurements of progress.