The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and outdoor heritage.
The threat of invasive species to the Great Lakes is one of the greatest economic and environmental threats to our state. Asian carp have been found present in Lake Calumet, Illinois – which has direct access to the Great Lakes and the $8 billion economy they support.
If Asian carp establish populations in the Great Lakes, they will devastate the region’s fishing and boating industries. It is imperative we act quickly to take the necessary steps to protect our Great Lakes.
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Excerpt: U.S Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, invited residents to the Old City Hall Building Wednesday afternoon to discuss several challenges facing the state. “It’s important for me to be an affective advocate for Northern Michigan and this new office is a great way to do that,” Moolenaar said.
Today, the Sixth Circuit of Appeals issued a stay temporarily blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its overreaching Waters of the U.S. Rule until further litigation can be resolved.
Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) issued the following statement:
“In hearing from farmers across the district, I know many were worried that this overreaching rule from the EPA would interfere in their daily operations. Today’s court decision is a victory for them.