Great Lakes States' Suit To Block Asian Carp Tossed

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 1:25 PM EST) -- An Illinois court Monday dismissed a bid by five Great Lakes states to force the U.S. government to block the migration of Asian carp from the Mississippi River Basin to Lake Michigan, saying the proposed barriers are statutorily forbidden.

The attorneys general of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania once again were thwarted in their attempts to compel the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to create physical barriers that would prevent the migration of invasive bighead and...
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Case Information

Case Title

State of Michigan, et al v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr

Date Filed

July 19, 2010


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