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Asian Carp: Final Supreme Court Showdown Set For April 16

05/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stung by a second rejection from the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the Asian carp debate and force Illinois to close Chicago-area shipping locks, Michigan officials said Monday that the most important battle is still to come.

That legal showdown will come April 16, when the Supreme Court will consider reopening a 1922 case that tried to stop Illinois from diverting water from Lake Michigan through the newly built Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal -- a vital shipping corridor that effectively linked the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

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