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Proposed legislation to close Great Lakes locks gains key support

Monday, 07 March 2011 02:33:41 (GMT+2)   -  

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Efforts from Michigan lawmakers last year to close the locks on the link between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes have gained the support of Illinois lawmakers.

The lawmakers plan to introduce the Stop Asian Carp Act into the Senate and House of Representatives in the coming weeks, and if passed, the locks on the Great Lakes will have to be closed, likely interrupting a key transportation source for the steel industry.

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