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4 years 6 months ago

5 states make final pitch in Asian carp case

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge. Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would...

4 years 7 months ago

Great Lakes reach 'biological tipping point'

Michigan assistant attorney general Robert Reichel says the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes has reached a "biological tipping point" and the waterways leading into Lake Michigan have become a "carp highway." The comments came Monday during the first hearing in a multi-state lawsuit demanding tougher action...

4 years 9 months ago

5 Great Lakes states sue feds over Asian carp

Five states are suing the federal government and Chicago's water department in federal court, demanding stronger action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois. It seeks an order to close...

4 years 10 months ago

Asian carp fears continue in Great Lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ruled out closing Chicago-area shipping locks on a regular basis. It says doing so wouldn't stop dreaded Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes but could damage the local economy. The Thursday decision dashes the h opes of Michigan and neighboring states...

5 years 2 months ago

Officials search for Asian carp in Chicago area

Wildlife officials have begun their hunt for the destructive Asian carp in Chicago-area waterways. Officials already have DNA evidence that suggests the fish has made it past the area's electric fish barriers. Now, they're looking for actual fish. Crews are focusing on areas where warm water from industrial operations...

5 years 4 months ago

Asian carp raises fear and loathing on Great Lakes

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are poised to invade the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry is worried. Federal and state officials are mounting a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent the marauding carp from breaching an electrical barrier and slipping into the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River....

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