National Coalition against invasive species being formed

Published online: Sep 07, 2011 News Boating Industry
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will be working with six Great Lakes attorney generals to expand coalition to fight against invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels from entering the Great lakes and Mississippi River basins. 

The coalition consists of Attorney Generals from the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and New York. They will work together with the 27 states that are already affected by invasive species in order to develop a solution to the spread of Asian carp and Zebra mussels. 

These two waterways provide the most common method of transport for invasive species. "We have Asian carp coming into Lake Michigan and Zebra mussels moving out of the Great Lakes and into the heart of our country, both of which are like poison to the ecology of our waters," said Bill Schuette on the Michigan Attorney General website. "This is not just a Great Lakes issue, it is a national issue. By working together we hope to put pressure on the federal government to act before it's too late." 

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