An Asian carp caught in Lake Calumet this week is the first such live fish to be found in such close proximity to Lake Michigan. Worries mount that the species will invade, and ruin, the Great Lakes.
Michigan had asked the Supreme Court to order Chicago to close two locks to stop the invasive Asian carp from getting to the Great Lakes.
Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley argues against locking down a historic canal in order to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan. The issue comes as Daley's 'green' credentials are being questioned.
Minnesota and Ohio joined Michigan in its lawsuit to close an Illinois canal connecting a tributary of the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. The states say the invasion of Asian carp through the canal could destroy the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Michigan's attorney general takes aim at Illinois canal that, many worry, could be Asian carp's entree to the Great Lakes. He petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to intervene quickly.