Chicago, IL (July 29, 2020) – Alliance for the Great Lakes Vice President for Policy Molly Flanagan released this statement in response to the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 by the US House of Representatives:

“The Great Lakes region is one step closer to keeping invasive Asian Carp out of the lakes. These harmful fish would damage our regional economy and devastate the Great Lakes ecosystem. We applaud the US House of Representatives’ passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which includes authorization for construction of additional invasive Asian carp protections at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois. Today’s action shows Congress is serious about preventing invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. We look forward to quick action by the US Senate.”


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