BRIEF: Asian carp threat to Great Lakes: Feds urged to spell out their plan

By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press

Jan. 23–All 17 Michigan members of Congress joined together today to call for a Feb. 5 deadline for federal agencies to deliver a comprehensive plan to them on how to keep Asian carp from taking over the Great Lakes.

In a letter to the Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency and Fish and Wildlife Service, the members said they were alarmed at how much time it’s taking to come up with a plan.

“We are also dismayed at recent comments made to the media that several hundred carp would need to be detected before the federal agencies would change their current plan of dealing with this invasive species,” they said. Carp would be devastating economically and ecologically to the lakes, they noted.

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