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Supreme Court Could Make Decision on Carp Case Today

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Supreme Court Could Make Decision on Carp Case Today

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The U.S. Supreme Court today may decide if it will hear the state of Michigan’s Asian carp lawsuit.

Michigan wants Illinois to close several locks that connect the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. Michigan officials say it will protect the state’s $7.5 billion fishing industry.

Noah Hall is Executive Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Michigan. He says a Supreme Court brief from President Obama’s administration could help Illinois.

HALL: You have the Solicitor General of the United States essentially telling the court the Army Corps of Engineers is doing a great job and should just be able to keep doing what it’s doing and there.

The Supreme Court may ignore the case entirely despite briefs filed by five states and the Canadian province of Ontario. That would send Michigan back to square one.

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