U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move quickly on a plan to permanently separate the Chicago waterway system and the Great Lakes, preventing the spread of Asian Carp and any other invasive species. This comes after the Army Corps stated yesterday that anything short of permanently closing the locks was unlikely to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp.
"Asian carp remain a severe threat to the Great Lakes and our Michigan way of life. The Army Corps stated yesterday that anything short of permanently closing the locks was unlikely to protect us from this threat. The Army Corps must move immediately on a plan to permanently separate Chicago waterway system and the Great Lakes. This permanent separation will keep Asian carp and other invasive species out of the Great Lakes, protecting our fishing and boating industries and preserving our greatest natural resource."
-- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
Stabenow is part of a bipartisan group of Senators representing Great Lakes States, including Michigan, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, who have called for permanent hydrological separation to begin.