Press Release

President Trump Reneges on Promise to Stop Invasive Asian Carp

February 11, 2020

Chicago, IL (February 11, 2020) – Breaking public commitments, the Trump administration yesterday released the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year 2020 work plan without the necessary funding for the next phase of work to move us closer to building the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project to stop invasive Asian Carp.

In late January at an event in Warren, Michigan, President Trump publicly promised support for the project, remarking that his administration would “get it done” and it would be “very quick”. (Find video of the remarks here.)

In response, Alliance for the Great Lakes Vice President for Policy Molly Flanagan issued the following statement:

“Two weeks ago, the President promised to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian Carp. Actions speak louder than words. President Trump’s actions reveal that he cannot be counted on to protect the environment and economy of the Great Lakes.”


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