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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

House Great Lakes Task Force Joint Statement on Asian Carp Found Nine Miles from Lake Michigan

June 23, 2017
Press Release
Task Force affirms need for action to combat threat of Asian carp

Washington, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P. Joyce (OH-14) and Rick Nolan (MN-08), released the following statement regarding news that a live Asian carp was caught about nine miles from Lake Michigan, past the protective barriers.

“This news is deeply troubling and the threat of Asian carp has long been a concern of this Task Force and experts across the Great Lakes,” said the Co-Chairs. “This is further evidence that action must be taken to protect our Great Lakes from this grievous threat. We urge this Administration to release the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Study as required by the recently introduced Stop Asian Carp Now Act, so we can move forward to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes before it is too late.”

The House Great Lakes Task Force is a bipartisan group that works across the Great Lakes region to ensure the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes.