Obama says he'll want $5 billion to clean up Great Lakes
Democrat Barack Obama says he'll want $5 billion to clean up the Great Lakes if he's elected president.
The campaign will spell out its plans today (Tuesday), after it made a general commitment last week at the Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee.
Media reports say Obama will ask Congress to approve the $5 billion over a 10-year period.
To pay for it the Democrat would scale back the federal tax breaks oil and gas companies now receive.