Carp suit against Illinois will have first hearing
The lawsuit filed by a handful of states over the Asian carp
situation will have its first hearing on Aug. 23.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois
last month and accuses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago of
creating a public nuisance by operating locks, gates and other
infrastructure through which the carp could enter the lakes.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said in a release today that
the first hearing will be held , and that two days during the week
of Aug. 30 have been reserved for possible testimony.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the
complaint after being rebuffed twice by the U.S. Supreme Court.