House Sends Asian Carp Bill To White House

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 1:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill blocking U.S. imports of an invasive Asian carp species that has spread across most of the Mississippi River watershed and the Mississippi River, sending the bill to President Obama for final approval.

In a voice vote Wednesday, the House passed the legislation that would add the bighead Asian carp to a list of injurious species prohibited from being imported or shipped across state lines in the U.S. without a permit under the Lacey Act. The U.S. Senate...
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