Gov. Snyder urges Illinois to help pay protections to block Asian carp from Great Lakes
Dec. 11, 2018

Today Gov. Rick Snyder sent a letter urging Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to join Michigan and other Midwestern states and provinces in a partnership to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The letter outlines a partnership agreement that would provide up to $8 million of Michigan funds to support the Brandon Road lock and dam project to help block the entry of this harmful invasive species. 

“We cannot afford to wait any longer to take action,” Snyder said in his letter to Gov. Rauner. “The entry of Asian carp into the Great Lakes would have a devastating, permanent impact not only in Michigan, but in every Midwestern state or province that shares this shoreline. The strength, protection and sustainability of our economy, environment, industries and public health are at stake.”