Bill To Sever Mississippi River-Great Lakes Link 6-30-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Bill To Sever Mississippi River-Great Lakes Link 6-30-2010

DETROITDemocratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican Rep. Dave Camp said they'll push a bill for permanent closure of a Midwest waterway to halt spread of the Asian carp.
The Michigan lawmakers plan an announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Stabenow's Democratic Michigan colleague Sen. Carl Levin said a bipartisan group of 14 senators and 33 House members signed a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama.
It seeks "urgent steps to protect the Great Lakes" from the invasive species.
The letter said finding a carp above an electrical barrier shows failure of current efforts to guard the lakes.
The letter seeks an "aggressive strategy" for closing the artificial water link in Chicago between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes systems.
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