LETTER: Western Governors encourage DOI action on invasive quagga and zebra mussels

Western Governors expressed their concern about the threats invasive quagga and zebra mussels pose to water bodies and highlighted the vital role that Department of the Interior (DOI) agencies play in combatting invasive species in outreach sent to House and Senate leadership on March 28, 2018. Every year, invasive quagga and zebra mussels cost millions of dollars in lost economic activity and cause significant environmental impacts to waterbodies in the West.  The letters encouraged DOI agencies to implement mandatory inspection and decontamination of all high-risk watercraft leaving infested waterbodies under their jurisdiction. Read, download the letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Appropriations. 


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