EPA plans to 'operationalize' Great Lakes cleanup

A copy of the big new EPA plan to clean up the Great Lakes that we noted earlier can be found here. The agency vows that the five-year, $2.2 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative -- which includes plans to fight the hungry, invasive Asian Carp -- isn't just another airy pledge.

"The Initiative is not intended to be another grand statement about the Great Lakes; it is intended to operationalize those statements," the agency said on its website.