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Kaptur pushes for progress in Asian carp plan
Toledo Democrat Kaptur wants to see rapid adoption of Army Corps plan to keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo) addresses audience members at a public meeting at the Cleveland Public Library. Kaptur wants to work with the Army Corps of Engineers to quickly adopt a plan to keep the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is laying out ideas for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes in a series of public meetings this month.

During a three hour meeting last night at the Cleveland Public Library the Army Corp detailed options that range from simply maintaining the current barriers, to an $18 billion remake of the Chicago canal system.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that stopping the invasive fish involves as much politics as engineering.

LISTEN: Marcy Kaptur on Asian carp politics

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Around 75 people listened last night as the Army Corps detailed the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study, a plan Congress forced them to finish and present to the public this month.

The plan lays out eight options for stopping the two species of Asian carp that infest the Mississippi and it’s tributaries from crossing into the Great Lakes, and destroying Lake Erie’s $7 billion dollar fishing industry.

Toledo Representative Marcy Kaptur says the challenge is resolving the Asian carp threat without threatening Chicago’s vital shipping routes.

“Chicago is home of the futures market where all the grain trading occurs, where all the grain moves south, and so you’ve got this confluence of economic interests.  Meanwhile you’ve got this fish swimming up the Mississippi coming our way so we’ve got to figure out how to solve this economic and ecological problem together.”

Kaptur offered to help speed things up by bringing members of her Energy and Water Development subcommittee, and the House Water Resources Subcommittee headed by Ohio Republican Bob Gibbs to Chicago to meet with district Army Corps officers.

The public comment period on the plan ends March 3rd

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