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Sen. Portman: Corps of Engineers Threatens Funding Cuts for Lake Erie Projects in Dredging Battle

Posted on April 4, 2016

By Tom Beres,

U.S. Senator Rob Portman claims the Army Corps of Engineers is raising the stakes in its legal battle with the Port of Cleveland over how to dispose of dredging material.

Portman claims the Corps if threatening to cut funding from other important projects involving Lake Erie if it is unable to dispose of dredging material in Lake Erie.

The material is collected out of the Cuyahoga River to make sure shipping lanes stay open to businesses up river, including Arcelor Mittal Steel.


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