Huizenga Statement on Discovery of Asian Carp near Lake Michigan
Today, House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chair Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after it was announced that Asian Carp had been discovered beyond the electric barrier and only nine miles from Lake Michigan.
“The discovery of Asian Carp this close to Lake Michigan demonstrates how the window of opportunity to protect the Great Lakes is closing,” said Congressman Huizenga. “If Asian Carp are able to gain access and reproduce within the Great Lakes, the environmental and economic damage will be severe. Protecting the Great Lakes should be a national priority and a bipartisan endeavor. I am calling on the Trump Administration to release the Brandon Road Study. If the Administration does not release this critical study, the House should take up the Stop Asian Carp Now Act to force its release.”
This week, Congressman Huizenga and fellow Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chair Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) introduced the Stop Asian Carp Now Act. To learn more about the Stop Asian Carp Now Act, click here.