Meekhof Supports Resolutions to Prevent Asian Carp in Great Lakes

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Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

LANSING—Senator Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, supported Senate Resolutions 22, 23 and 25 today to prevent the invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes basin.

“Asian Carp has had a significant and detrimental impact on neighboring ecosystems,” said Meekhof. “It’s critical that we work together to prevent the spread of this species to the Great Lakes basin. The impact of Asian Carp on our ecosystems, tourism industry and economy could be severe.”

The resolutions adopted before the Michigan Senate today urge members of Congress and President Obama to evaluate all options, while minimizing the impact on transportation systems, when studying the most effective measures to prevent Asian Carp in the Great Lakes basin.

“These resolutions are an aggressive approach in shutting down the invasion of Asian Carp in the Great Lakes,” said Meekhof. “I look forward to working with the federal government, and our sister states, to enact these procedures and provide a long-term fix to this potentially devastating problem.”