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Feds showing signs of paranoia in Asian carp fight

2/18/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Over the past three months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has tried to build public support for the federal government’s sluggish effort to keep Asian carp in the Mississippi River system from invading Lake Michigan via the Chicago Waterway …

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Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

2/16/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to protect and restore our nation’s great waters. These programs create …

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Lake Wars: Dispatch from the Lake Erie Front

2/7/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Last October, I put the finishing touches on my last salvo ina 6-month legal battle to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping massive amounts of nutrient-laden sediment in Lake Erie in 2010 — up to 800,000 cubic …

Video – Feds can and should move faster on Asian carp study

2/2/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Foreign mussels have wreaked havoc on the Great Lakes. Some experts believe Asian carp could cause even bigger problems.

Video – Angler hit by flying Asian carp in Illinois River Urges Fast Action

1/31/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

David Vogt of Paw Paw, Michigan tells NWF about his experience of being hit by a flying Asian Carp at a fishing tournament in Bath, Illinios.

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People from diverse backgrounds urge faster action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

1/27/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A hearing Thursday in Traverse City, Mich., to discuss the federal government’s effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes showed that public concern over the invasive fish cuts across many socio-economic groups. More than 150 people showed …

Video – People from all over the Great Lakes basin fear Asian carp will storm the lakes

1/20/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Chicago may be ground zero for the battle to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes,  but people around the sprawling Great Lakes basin are worried about the invasive fish storming the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. At …

Cleveland area residents demand feds take urgent action to keep Asian carp from storming Lake Erie

1/13/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials who are soliciting public comment on a study of how to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes got an earful Thursday from Cleveland-area residents. Their message to federal officials… Do whatever it takes to keep the …

Feds say invasive species can move between Great Lakes, Mississippi River system at numerous sites

1/11/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials painted a sobering picture Tuesday of the many ways that Asian carp and other invasive species living in the Mississippi River basin could spread to the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified 18 sites …

A critical moment in Great Lakes history is upon us

1/9/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The next five weeks could be among the most important in Great Lakes history. The Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings around the region to gather public input on its study of how best to separate …

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