Benishek Supporting Bill to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

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Benishek in favor of bill stopping asian carp

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek is supporting a bill designed to help prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

The “Asian Carp Prevention Act of 2012,” authored by Michigan Representative Mike Rogers, directs the Secretary of the Army to coordinate and spearhead efforts to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes by taking such actions as installing new barriers, improving locks in the Great Lakes region, and blocking the spread of the carp at the Brandon Road Lock in Illinois.

Benishek says he knows the Great Lakes are the lifeblood of Northern Michigan’s economy and we can’t risk allowing Asian carp to enter our waterways.

Benishek is a member of the Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan group of lawmakers aimed at protecting and defending the Great Lakes, as well as promoting the economic impact the Lakes provide to the region.

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