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Quagga Mussels Targeted by Congressmen
Quagga Mussels Targeted by Congressmen

Two Nevada representatives are introducing a bill to speed the process of adding quagga mussels to the list of invasive species.

Reps. Joe Heck and Mark Amodei introduced H.R. 1823, the Protecting Lakes Against Quagga (PLAQ) Act of 2013, which would add quagga mussels to the national list of invasive species. This listing gives federal agencies greater ability to prevent the spread of the invasive species.

"Quagga mussels pose a constant threat to our local environment and economy. In Nevada, the Bureau of Reclamation at Hoover Dam alone spends $1 million annually on quagga mussel control,” Heck said in a statement. “This is a commonsense, bipartisan piece of legislation that will ease the burden on taxpayers in Nevada, protect Lake Mead from further being invaded by this species, and prevent other lakes across the country from being affected in the future.”

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