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COMMENTARY: Asian carp swim through federal court on their way to Great Lakes

Congress considers three Great Lakes bills


 

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COMMENTARY: Asian carp swim through federal court on their way to Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (7/20)
Cleveland newspaper editorial board calls for Congress to enact legislation ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement the hydrological separation of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes basins.

Congress considers three Great Lakes bills
Sandusky Register (7/18)
Measures to pressure communities to improve sewer systems, block invasive species from getting into the U.S. and fund continuing cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes are among the bills awaiting action in Congress.

Healthy Great Lakes is goal of aid pact: Leaders in U.S., Canada target invasive species
The Columbus Dispatch (7/13)
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich used the 35th annual Governorís Fish Ohio Day for the public signing of the stateís pledge to support an international mutual-aid agreement for combating aquatic invasive species.

Energy and water bill that passed U.S. House has uncertain future
The Holland Sentinel (7/12)
Harbor maintenance money is still not guaranteed as lawmakers attempt to navigate the appropriations process. The House adopted the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, House Resolution 4923, by a vote of 253 to 170 last week.

EDITORIAL: Pump up Great Lakes restoration, but don't water down Clean Water Act
The Plain Dealer (7/11)
A funding bill released last week by a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee floats the boats of both hope and dismay for the Great Lakes.

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