Members of Congress Want 1-Year Deadline for Asian Carp Plan

 Some members of Congress want a one-year deadline for completing a federal study on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a crucial Illinois waterway.

In a letter Thursday to heads of House spending committees, 26 lawmakers from Great Lakes states said the next federal budget should order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to finish its Brandon Road Lock and Dam study by February 2019.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

The lawmakers’ letter said electric barriers and other existing protections aren’t enough.

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