Asian carp continue toward Lake Michigan and they’re not waiting around for new lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to get up to speed. With Asian carp found as close as 50 miles from the lake, there’s no time to waste. That’s why I’ll be on Capitol Hill this week to tell Congress that now is the time to act. Our voices are louder together — join me by taking action today.
The new Congress needs to hear from us about the increasingly urgent threat that Asian carp pose to our lakes and the multibillion dollar fishing and tourism industries that rely on them. Join me in calling on Congress to fund Asian carp control measures immediately as we work toward a long-term solution.
Right now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying options to stop Asian carp at Brandon Road Lock and Dam at Joliet, Ill. The lock is a logical choke point location to install Asian carp control measures to stop the fish from moving closer to the lake. Stopping Asian carp is one of our top federal priorities, but it’s going to take Congressional support.
Tell lawmakers to support federal funding to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Molly Flanagan, vice president-policy
Alliance for the Great Lakes
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