Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Asian Carp and our Great Lakes

A Public Hearing on the Army Corps of Engineers Report on Asian Carp was held in Cleveland on January 16, 2014

The US Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on its report on Asian Carp at the Cleveland Public Library. It was one of seven hearings around the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. A copy of the report can be seen by clicking on the link below. The US Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to look for public feedback on its report.

 


 

Army Corps of Engineers Report on Asian Carp:

https://glmris.anl.gov/glmris-report/


The public comment period on this study runs through March 3.  To comment on this issue, please click on the link below:

https://glmris.anl.gov/glmris-report/comments/


Recent news articles on the report:

 

Toledo Blade

https://www.toledoblade.com/Featured-Editorial-Home/2014/01/10/Block-the-carp-now.html


Cleveland Plain Dealer
https://www.cleveland.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/01/corps_has_answers_for_stopping.html


Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial
https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/01/only_you_can_stop_pending_carp.html

Akron Beacon Journal
https://www.ohio.com/news/u-s-army-corps-of-engineers-unveils-report-looking-at-ways-to-fight-asian-carp-invasive-species-in-great-lakes-1.457519


Cleveland.com:
https://www.cleveland.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/01/rep_kaptur_takes_corps_of_engi.html#incart_river#incart_m-rpt-2

Toledo Blade:
https://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/01/17/Corps-criticized-at-meeting-for-slow-pace-on-carp-issue.html

WSKU-FM:
https://www.wksu.org/news/story/37996

More on Asian Carp and our Great Lakes

July 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after being informed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release the Brandon Road Study, which details options for how to prevent the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes:
 
July 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) stood up today, as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, to demand the Army Corps of Engineers release the Brandon Road Study.

The Amendment was bipartisan and is the exact same as Kaptur’s Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which would require the Army Corps to release the report within seven days of enactment.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led a bipartisan group of Members in introducing a bill, the Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which will compel to the Trump Administration to release the Brandon Road Study within seven days of the bill’s enactment. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam study will provide important guidance on how best to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and is an important hurdle before further action can be taken. 

April 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today demanded answers from the Army Corps of Engineers about the unexpected delay in the release of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam study during a bipartisan, bicameral Great Lakes Task Force hearing. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam study will provide important guidance on how best to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. 

March 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) led a bipartisan letter calling on the Trump Administration to release an Army Corps of Engineers evaluation intended to determine the possibility of establishing preventative measures against an invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes. Rep. Mike Bishop (MI-08) and Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02) were the Republican leads on the letter and twenty-six members of Congress signed onto the effort.

November 17, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
November 17, 2016                                                                           


Contact: Nicole Dailey Jones, (800) 964-4699 & (202) 225-5411 or Marcy.KapturPress@mail.house.gov

 

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