Monday, February 8, 2010

Asian Carp Forum in Ypsilanti Next Wednesday

The EPA announced another public meeting that will provide a forum for public comment and ideas on Wednesday, February 17 in Ypsilanti Michigan. The meeting is being hosted by the International Joint Commission and will bring together representatives from all over the Great Lakes as well as federal agencies such as: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA, U.S. Coast Guard and various scientific experts. If you have a problem with the feds' current carp control plan, come out and tell them about it.

The meeting is from 3-6 pm at the:
Marriot Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The meeting will also have a live webcast.

1 comment:

Don M said...

China has refused to verify emissions in their manufacturing, so now our president wants to limit ours, knowing that huge South American discoveries of oil will be sent with the carbon footprints of ships and their polluted water trail to China, for manufacturing consumer goods, hiding their emissions, so they can then be shipped into our country with a carbon footprint and polluted water trail. Drugs and violence grow on our borders as poverty grows, from lack of manufacturing jobs. It is said that our economy is dependent on China's well being to recover, because of American markets there, or is it dependent on their buying our treasury notes? Either way what should be analyzed, is not wall street and foreign banks interest, but American jobs created by a strong manufacturing economy of consumer goods in our country. To address ballast water dumping of bacterial pathogens and virus with a national program on a quick time line would curtail the destruction of our countries environment, protect world health and slow the importation of goods as China would have to retrofit their shipping industry, which is the largest in the world. The European Union seems to be aggressively pursuing green shipping, this would help supply oil should, this president decide to keep a campaign promise of change for America to go green. It is interesting that this administration and the commander and chiefs, rhetoric about going green have not or will not addressed this issue other than the Coast Guard twenty plus year plan, despite the recent talk again of international dumping of toxic waste in the worlds oceans. They are so against addressing ballast water that even with our Great Lakes being in peril from invasion of Asian carp, knowing of all the previous documentation that fish, human disease and invasive are moved by this venue, they have now only committed to study the problem in the Illinois Sanitary canal. The chance that the barge operators in Illinois will continue normal procedures while they study ballast water is a joke. They will make sure that the waters are clean till they are not checked anymore, then it will be business as usual,and they will then try and show ballast water as not being problematic, it is the economic side of human nature.