1/15/10

In the news: Highest Court Weighs In On Invasive Issue

From Milwaukee Public Radio:
After weeks of squabbling among Great Lakes states, the U.S. Supreme Court will today take up the issue of Asian carp.

The invasive species has a firm hold in the Mississippi River, after flooding freed them from fishery ponds in Arkansas years ago.

Now there’s concern the monstrous creatures are about to slip into Lake Michigan by way of the canals dug decades ago to connect Chicago with the Mississippi River.

The State of Michigan wants Illinois to close two locks on the canal to plug the man-made link.

Wisconsin is supporting Michigan’s case.

Yet, as WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence reports, uncertainty still surrounds the issue. Read more or listen:

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