Army Engineers plan on Asian carp coming under Congressional criticismRegional News
-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is already getting some resistance from Congress.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is already getting some resistance from Congress.
The corps says it is going to release a report late next year showing possible options for blocking the potential pathways between the lake system and the Mississippi River. Congress originally gave the corps until 2015 to completely finish that study, rather than reveal what it plans to do.
The deadline was moved up to January of 2014 by legislation passed this past summer. The corps defends the current timeline by saying it is promising much more than it had earlier this year. The assistant secretary of the U.S. Army will have to endorse it before it can be put into action.