TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A member of Congress from Michigan has
introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the
Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian
carp and other invasive species.
Rep. Candice Miller said Wednesday that the measure would authorize the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct barriers severing the connection
between the two aquatic systems.
The Corps offered
two options to accomplish that goal in a report last month.
in Illinois and Indiana say separation would damage the economy and cause
flooding. Miller and other supporters say it's the only sure way to
protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp.
If enacted, the
bill would set a timetable for designing a separation project and