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“Lake Invaders” Taking Over OH Waterways – Can Congress “Zap” Them?

September 26, 2007

Columbus, OH – Unwelcome visitors are costing Ohio and other Great Lakes states $5 billion a year in economic damage and cleanup expenses. Invasive species are a growing menace to Ohio waterways, and a U.S. Senate committee takes up a plan this week to curtail them. It would regulate ballast water dumping from ships, which is how invasive species typically "hitch-hike" into American waterways. Corry Westbrook with the National Wildlife Federation says action on this issue is long overdue.

"Invasive species are devastating and corrupting the Great Lakes ecosystem, damaging recreation and local economies in Ohio and all the Great Lakes states. Passing a strong version of this bill would be very helpful to Ohio."

She says there's a downside, however: the proposed Senate plan replaces the current state laws on ballast water, such as the one passed in Michigan, but does not include specifics about how to enforce a new federal law. If the goal is to stop invasive species by 2020, Westbrook says it's not going to happen without some important changes.

"As it is right now, the bill on paper is nice; but without enforcement and the ability to ensure that everything the bill says it's going to do actually happens, it has no teeth."

Rob Ferrett/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OH