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A.G. Van Hollen's Statement on the Asian Carp V. Lake Michigan Matter

 

MADISON - "I am very concerned about the potential for an invasive contamination of Lake Michigan by Asian Carp eminating from canals in the city of Chicago.  At my direction, Wisconsin Department of Justice staff have reached out to others in our own state government and my colleague, Attorney General Mike Cox in Michigan, to gather all relevant information about the threat posed by this species and advise me as to whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Illinois, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago have an adequate plan to stop the migration of Asian Carp into Lake Michigan.

I am determined to take appropriate action to ensure that the integrity of Lake Michigan is not harmed by the introduction of these Carp."