The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that last week’s election could change the way Washington looks at the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the Ohio Democrat who raised eyebrows along the St. Lawrence River last year when she appeared to advocate for expanded shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway, soon may have a greater voice on the Great Lakes.
The big loss, according to the newspaper, was Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.), one of the rural Democrats who was defeated this month.
Oberstar was viewed as highly knowledgeable about shipping and environmental concerns. Read the full article here.