Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Tue., Oct. 6
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Environmentalists praise Gillibrand’s bill to stop invasive species


U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced Friday a bill environmentalists are praising as “a major step forward” in curbing the introduction of invasive, non-native species in the United States.

“The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2013” would allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to perform more risk assessments and act more quickly to prevent the spread of invasive species.

In a released statement, Great Lakes United and National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species applauded the efforts of Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, who introduced a similar bill earlier this year.

“Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Slaughter have created a critical opportunity for Congress to close the loophole that has allowed harmful invasive species to alter U.S. ecosystems and push out native species,” said Bentley Johnson, legislative representative for the National Wildlife Federation, in the statement.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes