Sunday, February 14, 2010

Asian Carp Update Meetings Coming Next Week!

Thank you for actively participating in the fight to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. I would like to invite you to attend one of the upcoming informational meetings being held around Michigan on the current status of the Asian carp crisis. Please feel free to join me, your congressman and local community members to discuss the devastating impact an Asian carp invasion would have on the Great Lakes and the economy.

Traverse City

With Congressman Dave Camp

Wednesday February 17, 2010

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

715 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI


St. Joseph

With Congressman Fred Upton

Thursday February 18, 2010

11:00 – 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Public Library

500 Market Street

St. Joseph, MI

Grand Rapids, MI

With Congressman Vern Ehlers

Monday February 22, 2010

10:00 – 11:00 am

Gerald Ford Museum Auditorium

303 Pearl Street NW

Grand Rapids, MI

(616) 254-0400

We are working to add more meetings in other parts of the State, so if there is not one in your area yet, we hope to have one soon.

Federal Response to Carp Crisis is not Enough

As you may have heard, this week the Obama administration released a list of 25 proposals they may undertake to battle Asian carp. However, the ONE thing they could have done to STOP the threat, closing the Chicago locks, was not on the list. In fact, they actually proposed several scenarios in which the locks would be left open several days per week. That would be like keeping criminals in jail four days a week and hoping the other three days go OK. If you care about the Great Lakes and the jobs connected to them, it just doesn't make sense.

The bottom line is that their proposals completely lack a sense of urgency. That is why Michigan has been joined by New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania in our fight before the Supreme Court to close the Chicago locks and find a long-term solution.

Thank You for Calling the White House!

I want to personally thank you for calling the White House this week to let them know your views on the Asian carp issue. While I understand many of you were turned away by White House operators, please know that your efforts do make a difference.

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I look forward to seeing you this coming week.


Mike Cox

Michigan Attorney General



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