And in related news, five states have filed a lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stepping up efforts to keep the fish out the Great Lakes.

From this story in the Kansas City Star:
Michigan and four other Great Lakes states have filed a new round of legal action in an attempt to force U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Chicago Water Reclamation District to step up efforts to keep Asian carp out of Lake Michigan.

In a case filed Monday in the U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois, attorneys general from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania are again fighting to close Chicago-area shipping, eliminating the most direct path for Asian carp to enter the Great Lakes. The case is similar to those twice rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers have failed to fight Asian carp aggressively,” said Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, a Republican candidate for governor. “Asian carp will kill jobs and ruin our way of life. We cannot afford more bureaucratic delays – emergency action must be taken to protect the Great Lakes.”

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