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St. Lawrence Seaway study should continue, as ordered
The Bay City Times

An environmentalists' report blasting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study has us wondering what all the fuss is about.

The study, which Congress commissioned in 1999 to look at what it would cost to maintain the St. Lawrence Seaway and to possibly expand the Seaway, could result in an "ecological disaster," the environmentalists' report says.

The National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense want the Corps to keep the study focused just on maintaining the aging system of locks and channels for the next 50 years.

That's exactly what the Corps decided to do several years ago. The Corps might later opt to expand the study with an eye toward Seaway improvements.

The environmentalists, however, are adamantly against looking at what it would take to expand the Seaway.

Chill. It's just a study.

And we who live on the shores of these Great Lakes are interested in seeing what it will take to maintain the Seaway and the pros and cons of expanding it for more oceangoing ships.

We are intimately aware of the hazards of stirring up contaminated silt through dredging and of polluting our waters with foreign species, like the zebra mussel.

With some of the Seaway's locks reaching 70 years of age, it makes sense to see what it will take to ensure that shipping continues on the Great Lakes.

And what it would cost, in both dollars and cents, and fins and feathers.

That's all.

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