12/3/10

In the news: Judge won't close Chicago locks to keep out Asian carp

From Chicago Breaking News Center:
A federal judge blocked a third and perhaps final attempt today to close Chicago area shipping locks, saying Asian carp do not appear to be an imminent threat and closing the locks might not keep them from reaching Lake Michigan anyway.

In a long-awaited ruling, U.S. district court Judge Robert M. Dow said "the bottom line is that even giving every benefit of doubt ... squeezing that testimony for every ounce of weight ... plaintiffs cannot establish a showing of irreparable harm" that would justify a preliminary injunction closing the locks. Read more.

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