Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Supreme Court, Asian carp, and the Great Lakes

From a story titled Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan :

In Michigan, officials renewed their demand to shut down two shipping locks on the Chicago waterways that could provide a path to Lake Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court has twice rejected the state's request to order the locks closed, but state Attorney General Mike Cox said he was considering more legal action.

"Responsibility for this potential economic and ecological disaster rests solely with President Obama," Cox said. "He must take action immediately by ordering the locks closed and producing an emergency plan to stop Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan."

For humor, see Durbin asks Obama to appoint carp czar


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