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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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Republicans Upton, Jelinek Announce Proos Endorsement

‘Tis the season for endorsements, and state Rep. John Proos, currently running for state senator, received two significant signs of support by his own “political mentors,” U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and outgoing Sen. Ron Jelinek during a stop in Niles on Monday. Continue reading

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