Army Corps Accepting Input on Asian Carp Proposals

By: WILX NEWS 10
By: WILX NEWS 10

Senator Stabenow says Michigan is on "borrowed time" in regards to finding a solution to the Asian Carp problem.  "We need to get this done now, I want to see tens of thousands of people online and tell the Army Corps they've got to work with us quickly, to get an alternative we can get behind so we can get moving on this."

The Army Corps of Engineers wants online input regarding its 8 proposals to stop Asian Carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.

On Wednesday, the Army Corps presented it's report to Michigan agencies with interest in the health of the Great Lakes. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow attended the meeting at Constitution Hall at the State Complex in Downtown Lansing. She says Michigan is on "borrowed time" in regards to finding a solution to the Asian Carp problem. "We need to get this done now, I want to see tens of thousands of people online and tell the Army Corps they've got to work with us quickly, to get an alternative we can get behind so we can get moving on this."

The Army Corps' report contains eight alternatives. The options include a wide spectrum of alternatives ranging from the continuation of current activities to the complete separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.

You have until March 3, 2014 to comment on the report. To read it, and comment, visit the web link on the right of this article.


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