Mayor Hodges Praises Senator Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation on Provision to Keep Invasive Carp out of Minnesota’s Waterways
May 13, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Mayor Betsy Hodges is praising Senator Amy Klobuchar and the Minnesota delegation for their work on a bipartisan provision to keep invasive carp out of Minnesota’s waterways. Senator Klobuchar made the announcement today, together with Senator Al Franken and Representatives Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Tim Walz and Rick Nolan, saying the provision is included in the final water infrastructure conference bill.
“As Minnesotans we know both our quality of life - and our vast recreational economy - depend on preserving our rivers and lakes from invasive species,” said Mayor Hodges.
“Here in Minneapolis, we know that closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock is not without impacts. But the greater good of protecting our state's natural resources cannot be denied.
“I want to thank Senator Klobuchar and the members of our Minnesota delegation who made this happen. This is a huge victory for our river, our lakes, for Minnesota and our future.”
The bill will now go to the full Senate and House of Representatives for final approval.
Published May 13, 2014