CHICAGO (WKZO) -- The attorneys-general from the Great Lakes states are calling on AG’s from 27 other states to join their cause to stop the Asian Carp at Chicago.
After failing twice to convince a federal judge to order the closure of the Chicago Shipping and Sanitary Canal, Michigan’s Bill Schuette and his counterparts in Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are appealing to the other states, saying the invasive species issue works both ways.
They don’t want the Carp in the Great Lakes, just as the rest of the nation doesn’t want Zebra Muscles moving from the Great Lakes into the rest of the Central U.S. through the Mississippi and its tributaries.
They are asking for a joint effort to demand immediate action by federal authorities to seal the canal to create an impenetrable ecological barrier.
The canal is an shipping route for Illinois and they don’t want it closed.