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Stabenow pushes for swift action to stop Asian carp

6:51 PM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow wants the government to do more to stop Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. Stabenow held a news conference Thursday at the Cabela's store in Grandville to bring attention to the problem.

The Army Corps of Engineers recently released a report, indicating the most effective ways to stop the carp could cost as much as $18 billion.

Stabenow says the report is a good start, but more must be done. "The Army Corps of Engineers, after Dave Camp and I authored legislation, has put forth a series of possible solutions, eight of them. We need to get those down to one and we need to move quickly," Stabenow said.

She and Camp are co-sponsors of the Stop Invasive Species Act. Experts say the carp could destroy the Great Lakes boating and fishing industries.

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