Over the weekend, the Grand Have Tribune highlighted Bill’s bipartisan effort to protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp. As Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, Bill has been reaching across the aisle to work with Republicans and Democrats to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes ecosystem.
From the Grand Haven Tribune:
Congressman Bill Huizenga is helping lead a bipartisan effort in Congress to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp. A letter led by U.S. Reps. Huizenga, R-Zeeland; Mike Bishop, R-Rochester Hills; and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, was sent to President Donald Trump on Friday. It asks that the president personally intervene to help protect the Great Lakes by releasing the first draft of the Brandon Road Report. …
Signed by 26 members of the U.S. House, the bipartisan letter also requests that Trump instruct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue to work with state and local officials and Great Lakes stakeholders to implement a long-term solution to keep Asian carp out of the lakes. Huizenga said that it’s important to have accurate, reliable information from the Corps of Engineers in order to protect both the ecosystem and the economy of the Great Lakes.
“Delaying the release of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam evaluation does nothing to stop the threat Asian carp and other invasive species pose to the largest freshwater ecosystem on the planet,” the West Michigan congressman said. “By slow walking this important information, the federal government is jeopardizing the livelihood of hardworking families in Michigan and across the Great Lakes Basin. Time is of the essence.”