Wednesday, December 17, 2008

EPA Weakens Invasive Species Protections In Great Lakes

EPA regulators have forced Wisconsin's DNR to implement a weak approach towards preventing invasive species from entering the Great Lakes, reports the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

This is not the way to keep Lake Superior and Michigan healthy, and it's a sop to the international shippers whose ballast water discharges have already brought economic damage to these precious bodies of water.

Things ought to get better after January 20th when the states, Congress and a more publicly-spirited EPA can get on the same regulatory page.

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