Congress Requires Faster Corps Action on Asian Carp
Monday, July 9, 2012
Congress has included the "Stop Invasive Species Act" as an amendment to the transportation bill it approved before the July 4th recess. The Act requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to speed up implementation of strategies to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. Under the Act, the Corps will be required to submit its report in 18 months, and will require more than the list of options the Corps was going to include in its report. Instead, the legislation would require specific steps to prevent invasive species migration at 18 potential entry points, including hydrological separation from the Mississippi River via the controversial Chicago-area river and canal systems. The Act was sponsored by Michigan's Congressman Dave Camp and Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Tim Lundgren is a partner in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources team. On energy issues, Tim represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers, marketers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. He also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan, and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.