The requested resource (/media/wgvu/header/pb/header.html) is not available
Last updated 5:02PM ET
March 8, 2021
Search NewsRoom
Search NewsRoom
go
Advanced Search
Tools
Tools
Local/State News
Local/State News
GREAT LAKES POLLUTION
(2007-03-06)
(wgvu) - AP-MI--GREAT LAKES POLLUTION,0108
CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND EXPERTS WARN
THAT THE WORLD'S LARGEST SURFACE FRESHWATER SYSTEM IS UNDER SIEGE
FROM A VARIETY OF THREATS AND PRESERVATION EFFORTS NEED MORE
FEDERAL SUPPORT.
U-S REPRESENTATIVES MARK KIRK, JUDY BIGGERT, DAN LIPINSKI AND
PETER ROSKAM OF ILLINOIS LISTENED TO TESTIMONY GIVEN BY SEVEN
EXPERTS WHILE CRITTERS IN THE SHEDD AQUARIUM'S INVASIVE SPECIES
EXHIBIT LURKED BEHIND THEM.
MENACES TO THE LAKES RANGE FROM THE STINKY AND OBVIOUS, SUCH AS
SEWAGE, TO THE MORE OBSCURE, LIKE A NEW INVASIVE SPECIES CALLED
BLOODY RED SHRIMP.
PANELISTS ALSO EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE STEADY INTRODUCTION
OF NEW SPECIES INTO THE ECOSYSTEM -- OFTEN THROUGH BALLAST WATER.

(COPYRIGHT 2007 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


© Copyright 2021, wgvu