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Dec 4, 2012

Judge tosses Asian carp suit; states can amend it

A federal judge Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by five states that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but said he would consider new arguments if the case were filed again.

Jul 6, 2012

5 states to continue lawsuit demanding Asian carp fix

Five states are moving forward with a lawsuit against the federal government demanding steps to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite recent congressional action, the Michigan attorney general's office said Thursday.

Feb 27, 2012

High court rejects emergency carp measures (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to order emergency measures that might prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite a warning that the exotic fish pose a "dire threat" to the region's environment and economy.

Sep 25, 2011

17 state AGs favor watershed divide

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he and his counterparts in 16 other states want to demand quicker federal action on preventing invasive species such as Asian carp from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds. Schuette told The Associated Press that a coalition […]

Sep 14, 2011

Wis. AG: Asian carp lawsuit working

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general says a multi-state lawsuit designed to block Asian carp from finding their way into the Great Lakes is doing some good. Wisconsin and four other states have filed a federal lawsuit calling for severing ties between the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes basin. A federal appeals court […]

Aug 25, 2011

Appeals court won’t close Chicago locks over carp

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals panel Wednesday refused to order closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but warned that it might reconsider if the government lags in its efforts to block the dreaded fish’s path. The […]

Feb 16, 2011

Asian carp debate back, lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court

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JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A member of Congress from Michigan offered legislation Wednesday to force closure of two shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways, escalating a feud between Great Lakes states over how to prevent an invasion of environmentally destructive Asian carp. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which […]

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