Tag Archives: Asian-Carp

April 1st 2014

Groups: Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress

Only viable solution is to physically separate Great Lakes, Mississippi River basins Conservation groups are urging the Obama Administration and U.S. Congress to maintain their focus on a permanent, long-term solution to an invasive species crisis that is putting communities, … Continue reading

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March 31st 2014

Senate letter supporting the GLRI is still open; House GLRI letter closed with 46 Reps in support

A letter to U.S. House Appropriators indicating support for funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million in 2015 is being finalized, with the sign on letter having closed on Friday. A total of 46 Representatives signed on, with at … Continue reading

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January 7th 2014

Study: Physical Barrier Most Effective Way to Stop Invasive Species from Ravaging Great Lakes, Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds as the most effective way to prevent aquatic invasive species like Asian carp from moving between the two iconic waters. Conservation groups today … Continue reading

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December 24th 2013

Army Corps: Fish Can Breach Chicago Electric Barrier Designed to Repel Invasive Species

Fish can breach an electric barrier in a Chicago canal designed to keep invasive species like Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, according to a new report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report, released late Friday, … Continue reading

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September 6th 2013

Groups Urge Officials to Restore Funding for Great Lakes, Sewage Infrastructure

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (September 5, 2013) – A coalition of Great Lakes states, municipalities, tribes, businesses, industries, and conservation groups is urging Congress to restore funding to programs to heal the Great Lakes. In a letter released today, the groups … Continue reading

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