Several varieties of Asian carp have infested the Mississippi River and many of its tributaries.
An environmental coalition asked candidates to promise if elected to continue an Obama administration program dealing with some of the Great Lakes’ most pressing environmental problems, including the invasive species, Asian carp.
Thirty-one members of Congress prodded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday to consider a multi-billion-dollar plan for cutting a Chicago-area link between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds to stop migration of Asian carp and other invasive species.
Extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring is expected to result in the largest Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” on record, according to a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist and his colleagues.
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Dave Camp are teaming up with environmental experts to fight the Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes.
Federal officials have laid out a plan for studying how to stop invasive species – including the voracious Asian carp – from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.