CARP ACT introduced in Congress to prevent spread of Asian carp into Great Lakes
New legislation, titled “Close All Routes and Prevent Asian Carp Today” (or CARP ACT), was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 2946) and House (H.R. 4472). The legislation would direct the Army Corps of Engineers to implement many of the same emergency measures to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes that Michigan sought in its motion for a preliminary injunction to the Supreme Court. The lead sponsors are U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and U.S. Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). Despite the bipartisanship, I doubt the CARP ACT will become law, but if Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois wants to “meet in the halls of Congress and come up with a real solution”, at least there is a bill to use.