Michigan Senators Push For New Great Lakes Shipping Lock

Michigan’s U.S. Senators are pressing the White House to sign off on a report that could lead to a new shipping lock on the Great Lakes in Sault Ste. Marie.

Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging them to approve a cost-benefit study.

Right now, only one of the four locks is large enough to handle the ships that carry 70-percent of the cargo moving through the Great Lakes.

Stebenow and Peters want to replace two outdated locks with a new one that can accommodate the largest freighters.