Senators pushing for faster action on stopping Asian carp

Sherrod Brown among those who signed letter to Army Corps of Engineers

Sandusky Register

Members of Congress stepped up pressure on the federal government this week for fast action to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but an official said Wednesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was awaiting instructions from lawmakers on how to proceed and money to pay for it.

Eleven senators representing six of the eight states abutting the Great Lakes sent a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, asking a series of questions about the Corps’ plan of action.

“We want to impress upon you the need to implement short-term measures to stop Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes, and to move aggressively toward a longterm solution,” the letter said.

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