Michigan Lawmakers Take Strong Stance on Asian Carp Battle
The Asian Carp battle just became even more difficult for the state of Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Michigan's request to close Chicago area locks to prevent the invasive fish from migrating into Lake Michigan. Researchers have not found any live fish upstream of the Chicago locks, but they have found Asian Carp DNA upstream, creating concern that the fish are moving closer to Lake Michigan. The court's ruling prompted Governor Granholm and Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to write a letter to President Obama urging him to take “emergency measures” to stop the Asian Carp. Several other Michigan lawmakers expressed their concerns about the ruling, and as 9&10's Kalee Iacoangeli and photojournalist Jordan Nagel report, the DNR says this is one species of fish Michigan should keep as far away from its waters as possible.