Despite a White House proposal to eliminate $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to fully fund the program through September 2018.
Players build water systems while challenged by pollution, runaway growth, drought and mismanagement. Designers hope to will improve understanding of and support for a system largely out of sight and taken for granted.
Environmentalists say the Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac poses a risk to the Great Lakes, and the state is looking into it. Michigan recently received a list of potential replacements for the 64-year-old pipeline.