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Governor Whitmer Enters Coalition Preventing Asian Carp Entry

Jul 12, 2019

To help prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, Governor Gretchen Whitmer entered a coalition with other governors and premiers. The focus will be on taking action at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River in Illinois, which provides a strategic focal point in the waterway that logically can provide additional and enhanced controls in the systems while other long-term measures are developed. The coalition will support Illinois in its nonfederal sponsorship role, by engaging technical and policy teams as needed and facilitating discussions among the states and provinces regarding providing support towards protecting the Great Lakes.

The other members of the coalition are:

    • Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
    • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
    • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker
    • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
    • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
    • Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
    • Premier of Quebec Francois Legault
    • Premier of Ontario Doug Ford

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