Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Judy Biggert have introduced legislation that would approve funding for a barrier to stop the spead of the Asian Carp.
The carp have no natural predators in the area and threaten Great Lakes species by competing with local fish for food and habitat.
The legislation would authorize the Army Corp of Engineers to finish building a permanent barrier in the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal and study options to stop the fish.
Asian Carp: They just eat the grubs that American carp won’t. I know, some of you will point out that the nation’s carp are all immigrant carp, but that’s not important.
What is important is that the Democrats in Congress recognize the danger of unchecked influx from the south.