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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 […] Read more >

Great Lakes’ Budget Valentine

2/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Barack Obama released his budget on Valentines Day–and while the love is still there, this year’s box of chocolates is not as full as in years past. The president’s 2012 budget, released Monday, contained $350 million for the Great […] Read more >

Zebra Mussels have invaded the Great Lakes. Are Asian Carp next?

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. Read more >

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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. Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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Corps’ plan to take another four years to complete Asian carp study is an outrage

1/26/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

It’s not a stretch to say that it could be 2020 before the Corps takes action to create a hydrological barrier between Lake Michigan and the Chicago Waterway System, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River system. Read more >

Chicago is Ground Zero in the Asian Carp Battle

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 […] Read more >

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Video – Veteran Lake Erie angler urges swift action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

1/18/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The federal government is holding a series of hearings on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. I was at the hearings in Buffalo and Cleveland. National Wildlife Federation representatives will […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >