The court battle over Asian carp mitigation strategy hasn't died down quite yet. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider an appeal filed by the state of Michigan that would allow six Midwestern states to proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to separate permanently the ecosystems of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin. The court has already rejected two requests
for preliminary action. Justices will likely announce next week whether
the injunction was successful. For more background on the Asian carp
debate, check out our recent primer.
Despite another rebuke from the U.S. Supreme Court, which turned down
Michigan's second request to close Chicago-area shipping locks
yesterday, officials from neighboring Great Lakes states aren't done
fighting for more drastic measures to block Asian carp from invading