Kline Testifies on His Bill to Cut Through Red Tape
March 29, 2012
John Kline testified today in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Kline's "Cormorant Management and Natural Resources Protection Act," (H.R. 3074) bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Collin Peterson which would cut through bureaucratic red tape and allow states to manage menacing overpopulations of cormorants.
"Thousands of constituents have expressed concern over the noise and odor emanating from the excessive cormorant population on an island on Lake Waconia," said Kline. "Residents, marina owners, and local officials believe the cormorants have consumed an entire generation of fish -- leaving only fry and trophy fish in the lake. This depredation of natural resources has a direct affect on the local economy and jobs."