FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2010
KAGEN JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO STOP ASIAN CARP
Congressman joins CARP Act, supports lawsuit to protect our Great Lakes
“The Great Lakes are a critical asset to our
Under the Permanent Prevention of Asian Carp Act (H.R. 5625/S.B. 3553), the study must begin within 30 days of the bill’s enactment, and the Army Corps must send a progress report on the study to Congress and the President within six months and again in 12 months.
“We cannot wait while the Army Corps of Engineers continues to broadly examine the threat that Asian Carp pose,” continued Kagen. “I support Attorney General Van Hollen’s action yesterday and am eager to continue working with my colleagues to address the critical issues confronting our valuable
The full study must be completed and given to Congress and the President 18 months after the bill is enacted, and will be monitored by the Council on Environmental Quality to ensure its thorough and timely completion.
The study required by the Permanent Prevention of Asian Carp Act will also address flooding threats,