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Byline: Todd Spangler
Aug. 1--WASHINGTON -- Shipping channels and harbors would be dredged at last. A new, supersize shipping lock would be built in Sault Ste. Marie. And the Great Lakes, presumably, would be saved from giant, voracious Asian carp.
As early as today, the U.S. House of Representatives could take up a brokered version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, a wide-ranging piece of legislation both chambers of Congress are expected to agree upon before leaving Washington on Friday for a monthlong recess.
The act contains hundreds of projects, including many which could benefit Michigan, the Great Lakes and environmental and commercial concerns. It is expected to pass, even though the White House has signaled concerns that the …