With concern rising that invasive Asian carp will make their way up the Mississippi River into some of Minnesota’s prime fishing waters, it appears increasingly likely that Congress will authorize the closure of a key navigational lock in Minneapolis, effectively ending the city’s days as a river port.
by Mike Mosedale
Published: July 3, 2012
Tags: Amy Klobuchar, Asian Carp Task Force, Betty McCollum, carp, CARP Act, Chip Cravaack, Collin Peterson, Department of Natural Resources, Friends of the Mississippi, Greg Genz, Irene Jones, John Anfinson, John Kline, Keith Ellison, Metropolitan Council, Michele Bachmann, St. Anthony Falls, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Upper Mississippi Waterway Association
As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.
The House and Senate appear to be heading for a conference committee battle over the marquee land-acquisition proposal in this year’s Legacy bill.