(Columbus, OH) A sweeping plan to keep toxic algae out of Lake Erie soon will be up for debate in the Ohio Senate.
The "Clean Lake 2020" bill was introduced Wednesday by state senator Randy Gardner. The bill calls for spending $36 million this year for conservation practices and other Lake Erie cleanup initiatives.
Voters would also be asked to fund a bond issue that would maintain those efforts for ten years.
The Bowling Green Republican believes Ohio regulators can do a better job with current projects in the planning stages than federal requirements that come with declaring Lake Erie a distressed waterway.