Saturday, July 19, 2008

Feingold Supports Plans To Rid Great Lakes Of Invasive Species

Wisconsin's US Senator Russ Feingold (D) says he favors programs and requirements that would remove invasive species from ocean-going freighters and keep the harmful organisms out of the Great Lakes.

This is in the context of first-ever serious discussion of closing the lakes to these vessels because they carry in species that are damaging the waters and related economies.

Moving this sort of legislation through the US Congress and getting the cooperation of the Canadian government and multiple shipping and commercial interests could take years; far too much time has been wasted already, so Feingold and others who are taking on this issue need our full support.

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