(Cleveland) — Rep. Marcy Kaptur is publicly criticizing federal officials for not acting with enough urgency to keep harmful Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat whose district includes much of Cleveland's west side, took on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a public meeting Thursday night in Cleveland. She said the Corps "has done this region a disservice in failing to make a firm recommendation about the best course of action," The Plain Dealer reports.
The federal agency last week sent Congress a list of alternatives for shielding the Great Lakes from Asian carp, which could devastate native fish.
Two of the plans would place dams in the Chicago waterway system to seal off Lake Michigan from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed.
About 100 people attended the meeting.