Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An Update For You On Asian Carp

Your efforts are helping Michigan in the battle to keep Asian carp in Chicago and out of the Great Lakes. While our court case before the U.S. Supreme Court continues, did you know that President Obama could simply make a choice today to close the locks, at least until we are satisfied there is a plan that will protect our lakes and our jobs? We need him to hear our voices loud and clear.

One way you have done that is by attending one of the three Asian carp forums we have held around Michigan. In Traverse City, I joined Cong. Dave Camp and several environmental and economic experts to talk with nearly 200 area residents and help them become activists on this vital issue. I was then joined by Cong. Vern Ehlers in Grand Rapids and Cong. Fred Upton in St. Joseph. You can see some of the stories below. Other meetings are being planned, so we hope to see you soon.

Chicago's O'Brien Lock: The Asian Carp's Gateway into the Great Lakes

Another Way For You To Help Stop Asian Carp

Another way you can help us put pressure on President Obama and Illinois authorities is to write a letter to your area newspaper to make your voice heard. If all of us speak up on behalf of the Great Lakes, we can make a real impact. It is our responsibility to be good stewards of the Great Lakes, to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the Great Lakes as well.

Below you will find a list of links to many newspapers around Michigan. Please take a few minutes to send a letter explaining that you support our efforts to force Illinois to close the Chicago locks and produce a plan that will truly protect the Great Lakes. Copy us on your e-mail if you are able at

Thank You For Your Efforts

While we wait for action by the Supreme Court, your efforts in the court of public opinion will make a difference. Thank you for your help, and I hope to see you at a future Asian carp town hall meeting.


Mike Cox

Newspaper Contacts

Adrian Daily-Telegram

The Argus-Press

The Bay City Times

Cadillac News

Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit News

Escanaba Daily Press

The Flint Journal

The Grand Rapids Press

Iron Mountain Daily News The Jackson Citizen Patriot

The Kalamazoo Gazette

Lansing State Journal

The Macomb Daily

The Midland Daily News

Marquette Mining Journal

Monroe Evening News

Petoskey News-Review

Traverse City Record-Eagle

The Saginaw News

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

News Articles

Cox Not Swayed By Latest Carp Proposal From Obama Administration

Upton and Cox Talk Asian Carp

Michigan A.G. takes anti-carp crusade to St. Joseph

Townhall Meeting Outlines Plan to Fight the Flying Fish - there is a news video on carp w/in this article

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