STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Swanson: Stop the carp
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is joining Michigan in an effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
She filed a legal brief supporting a Michigan lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme... Posted on 12/28/09 at 8:48 AM
A U.S.-Canadian panel urged both nations Friday to consider installing water retention structures to boost levels on Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, which fell to their lowest point on record in January and have lagged well below their historical average since the late 1990s.
President Barack Obama, if re-elected, would continue a program that has pumped more than $1 billion into Great Lakes protection during his first term, although it's uncertain how much money will be available in the future, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is not sending a representative to a forum on Great Lakes issues. Former Obama energy and climate advisor Carol Browner is scheduled to speak on the president's behalf.
Representatives of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are scheduled to outline their policies on Great Lakes protection during a conference this week, organizers said Tuesday.
A Detroit-area pizza chain is launching a new line of Great Lakes-themed pizzas to help support environmental efforts in the region. Buddy's Pizza announced Thursday that $1 from each pie sold from its Made in Michigan Great Lakes Pizza Collection will be donated to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a Chicago-based environmental group.
Obama administration officials say a new timetable developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should speed up the search for a permanent method of protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species.
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