Category Archives: Environment

Senator Proos Blasts White House Inaction on Asian Carp

State Senator John Proos is putting the blame for the discovery of environmental DNA from invasive silver carp in the Kalamazoo River squarely on the shoulders of the Obama administration. The St. Joseph Republican says there has been “consistent inaction” by the White House that has resulted in the species of Asian carp to “inch closer to destroying our vital Southwest Michigan waterways.”

Proos joins Congressman Fred Upton in noting the carp, if they were to get established in the Great Lakes, threaten a $4 billion fishing and tourism industry. He adds he’s continuing to push for the closure of the Chicago locks to separate that city’s water system from Lake Michigan in order to prevent the invasive fish from getting in. Continue reading

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Announcing my Bid for Re-Election to the State Senate in Michigan’s Great Southwest

Earlier today I announced my candidacy for the 21st Michigan State Senate seat in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties. Continue reading

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John Proos Announces Bid for the State Senate in Michigan’s Great Southwest

State Senator John Proos (R-St. Joseph) today announced his candidacy for the 21st Michigan State Senate seat in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties. Continue reading

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Consider Taking Amtrak For Your Holiday Travels

In a world where we are constantly connected, the holiday season offers us a chance to cast the worries of our everyday life aside and really reconnect with our loved ones. Continue reading

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Hunting Season is Underway

Hunting is a tradition for many Southwest Michigan families and out-of-state visitors. Our great outdoors offers something to interest every type of hunter — helping Michigan attract more hunters than any other state. Continue reading

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Non-Partisan Pamphlet on Statewide Ballot Proposals Available

On Nov. 6, each Michigan voter will have a chance to play an important role in establishing public policy and setting the direction for our state. Not only will voters have the opportunity to select their elected leaders, but you will be asked to consider six statewide ballot proposals. Continue reading

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Swim With Caution; Proper Water Safety Could Save Your Life

Swimming is a fun, healthy activity, and our state has an abundance of swimming opportunities with more than 11,000 inland lakes, more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and a countless number of pools.

But with these opportunities come a certain amount of risk. If you head out to the water this summer, please take the necessary precautions to make it a safe trip, including taking swimming lessons, following safety guidelines and looking out for powerful rip currents.
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