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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Close Great Lakes Waterway for Asian Carp

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February 27, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Close Great Lakes Waterway for Asian Carp - 2

The Supreme Court decided it will not order a closure of the Chicago-area waterway in order to stop Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan.

The court shot down an appeal from an alliance of Great Lakes states to quickly close the shipping waterway that links the carp-infested Mississippi River with Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes. The waterway is an important transportation route for industry in the Chicago area.

This from CBS News"The states have a pending lawsuit that calls for permanently severing a man-made link between the Mississippi and Great Lakes drainage basins. They wanted a court order to close the locks while their suit works through the courts.

On Thursday, officials announced that the Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from the carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes.

The updated strategy that includes stepped-up trapping and netting in rivers that could provide access to the lakes, as well as initial field tests of scents that could lure carp to where they could be captured.

With this year's money, the federal government will have spent $156.5 million over three years in the fight against bighead and silver carp. They have migrated up the Mississippi River and its tributaries including the Illinois River, where they've advanced to within 55 miles of Lake Michigan."

For more on this story:
Do Not Try This At Home: Asian Carp Killing With Swords, Bats and Tennis Rackets
Could a Lawsuit Stop the Carp Invasion?
Is it Too Late to Save the Great Lakes?
Asian Carp a Looming Disaster For the Great Lakes

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from Dcast wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I wouldn't have expected anything less! Come on people if they won't control our borders from an invasive species, why would they control a waterway from an invasive species? The only control wanted is that of what you do, eat, say, think, etc...

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I'm sure I don't know all the arguments involved here but I would sure hate to see those things get into our Great Lakes. What a shame that would be and we allowed these species to enter our country.

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from Dcast wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I wouldn't have expected anything less! Come on people if they won't control our borders from an invasive species, why would they control a waterway from an invasive species? The only control wanted is that of what you do, eat, say, think, etc...

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I'm sure I don't know all the arguments involved here but I would sure hate to see those things get into our Great Lakes. What a shame that would be and we allowed these species to enter our country.

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