Good News: Army Corps' Brandon Road Report Draft To Be Released August 7
Late this evening, the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District announced it will release the Brandon Road report draft on stopping invasive species from entering the Great Lakes through waterways south of Chicago. The report draft will be released on August 7 and the Army Corps will accept public comments on the report draft through September 21. The public will be able to submit comments on http://glmris.anl.gov.
The Army Corps' announcement comes one day after the House of Representatives passed legislation calling for the report to be released. See yesterday's press release on that legislation here.
As a member of the committee that worked on the legislation passed by the House yesterday, Congressman John Moolenaar advocated for it to include language calling on the Corps to release the report draft.
He made the following statement tonight:
"The Army Corps' Brandon Road report draft is long overdue. The taxpayers paid for this report and it will help us understand the best way to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. This is a critical step in protecting the thousands of Michigan jobs supported by tourism, boating and fishing, and in preserving the Great Lakes for future generations."