News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Environmentalist says Army Corps report demonstrates Asian carp threat
Hearings coming up next week in Cleveland and in other Great Lakes cities for the $18 billion option -- and others
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Proposed solutions to the Asian carp invasion range from electrical barriers to reworking the Chicago shipping channel.
Courtesy of FILE PHOTO
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Environmental groups say a new report by the Army Corps of Engineers crystalizes their case for spending $18 billion to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes  -- and other invasive species from spreading inland. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, the report is likely the start of the fight, not the end.

LISTEN: Asian carp and the Great Lakes region

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:10)


The Army Corps is laying out eight options to try to stop the carp. The most expensive would restore a natural separation between the Chicago River and the Great Lakes. Supporters say is the best bet to block the voracious carp from their continued migration up the Mississippi – and their threat to the $7 billion a year Great Lakes fishing industry.

Joel Brammeier of the Alliance for the Great Lakes acknowledges the $18 billion in federal -- and perhaps Great Lakes state -- money would also be used to create flood reservoirs and massive storm tunnels that would primarily benefit the Chicago region.

 “We should give people in the Great Lakes region a lot of credit for understanding that the quality of life of Great Lakers in Illinois is as important as the quality of life of Great Lakers in Ohio. And I think we’re going to continue to see that kind of support in Congress and through the states as we understand the implication of doing nothing.”

But critics say the plan is too expensive, too slow and too uncertain to be viable. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says  he’s seen “too many of these long-term Corps projects languish for years.”

Other options in the report include spending $68 million a year to net and poison carp and maintain an electrical barrier in the shipping channel. But the corps documented late last year that the carp have made their way around the barriers.


LISTEN: Henderson on the scope

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:19)

Public hearings schedules on the Asian carp study:
January 9
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
January 13
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
January 16
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Cleveland, Ohio
January 21
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 23
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Traverse City, Michigan
January 27
GLMRIS Report Meeting
Twin Cities, Minnesota
January 30
GLMRIS Report Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

The freeze of green-energy standards hurts Ohio wind and solar industries
What do we do at night and when the wind isn't blowing? Where does the power come from to back-up these renewable sources?

Gov. Kasich may still face budget battles with Ohio lawmakers
Governor Kasich continues to disappoint many of us who voted for him when he was elected Governor four years ago. It is way past time for charter schools to b...

FairlawnGig could bring super-fast fiber optic internet to the city
Sign me up! When can we have it. It is not nice to tease us with the possibility and then make us wait. Though I have to add that the speed to China does req...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University