I would like to second Lou's very reasonable & balanced comment. As one who has witnessed first hand, in Australia & New Zealand the devastation that introduced plants, animals & fungi have caused, it is only a small acknowledgement of reality to believe that we should be doing more in this area. I don't think it should be viewed as another opportunity to bash the government. Perhaps the new rules aren't the best, but we could work to improve them, anyone who thinks kudzu is a reasonable outcome for allowing in anything at all needs to go look at that mess. There are many others & they are still happening....woolly aldegid anyone? Robin Bell, Ithaca NY.