The three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with December’s district court decision finding that the invasive species did not seem an imminent threat.
In July 2010, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin sued the federal government to temporarily close the locks until other carp-control methods could be put in place.
Asian carp have overwhelmed native fish populations by out-competing them for food, jeopardizing the great Lakes’ $7 billion annual fishing industry.
- Asian Carp Win Again (volokh.com)
- Asian carp move closer to the Great Lakes (environmentalgreen.wordpress.com)
- Asian carp: DNA evidence finds something fishy near Lake Michigan (csmonitor.com)
- Feds to step up hunt for Asian carp near Chicago (theglobeandmail.com)