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INVASIVE SPECIES
(2007-07-23)
(wgvu) - CLEVELAND (AP) - Lawmakers are promising a bipartisan push for
stricter regulation to stem an influx of invasive species that
threaten the Great Lakes and its native fish.
Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich says more needs to be
done to safeguard the Great Lakes against a risk from invasive
species that can exist even in low ballast water levels inside ship
holds.
Voinovich says he and Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan will
co-sponsor the stronger regulation of freshwater ballast from
overseas ships. The ballast can introduce foreign species, such as
the goby, which eats fish eggs, and pipe-clogging zebra mussels.
Voinovich made his comments today during a news conference in
Cleveland overlooking Lake Erie.
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