Michigan files Supreme Court suit over Asian carp

Detroit (AP) – Michigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to
order closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp
from invading the Great Lakes.

Attorney General Mike Cox filed a lawsuit Monday with the
nation’s highest court. It says the ravenous carp would threaten
thousands of jobs if they get into the lakes.

Bighead and silver carp from Asia have been migrating northward
in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers for decades. They have been
detected in canals and rivers south of Chicago that open into Lake
Michigan.

Officials poisoned a section of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship
Canal this month to prevent the carp from getting closer to Lake
Michigan while an electrical barrier was taken down for
maintenance.

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