Environmental groups applaud Attorney General and Governor Fighting Bush Administration’s decisions involving invasive species
Attorney General Mike Cox joins lawsuit opposing EPA decision not to regulate invasive species in ballast water as a “pollutant” under the Clean Air Act
Governor Granholm joins petition urging the Coast Guard to work more aggressively to halt introduction of new invasive species
calling on the EPA to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species
permanently alter their ecology is critical,” said James Clift, Policy
at the Michigan Environmental Council.
“The failure of the Bush administration to make this a top
troubling given the precious nature of the resource.”
The Attorney General joins the States of New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin and others in filing an amicus brief against the EPA.
“The Great Lakes have been plagued by invasive species for years – they not only affect the vitality and character of our Great Lakes, they also affect Michigan's critical tourism economy,” said Jeff Irwin, the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “I hope that this move by our Attorney General signals to the President the importance of stopping the next zebra mussel or sea lamprey from entering the Great Lakes.”