fishing 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/21/13) – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today announced that his legislation, The Freedom to Fish Act, unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The legislation will place a two-year moratorium of the Army Corps of Engineer’s plan to erect barriers along the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee.
 
“I am pleased that we were able halt the Corps’ overreaching plan to take away some of the best fishing in Kentucky,” stated Whitfield. “The Corps has tried rushing through with their plan to implement permanent restrictions without providing any information on their rationale for doing so. With the passage of this legislation we can now work toward a solution that doesn’t take away one of Kentucky’s favorite pastimes – fishing.”
 
The Freedom to Fish Act, which was introduced by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, is co-sponsored by Senators Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Bob Corker. It will now be sent to President Obama to be signed into law.
 
Whitfield has been an early and frequent opponent of the Corps’ plan to permanently restrict fishing in the tail waters along Cumberland River dams.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Pack

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5369

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3684

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2219

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2146

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 2104

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19610

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15824

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 29, 2015 2146

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1979

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1795

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1256

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1039

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1026

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 941

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 692

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 678

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 669

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News