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As Election Buzz Cools Down, Will Asian Carp Debate Heat Up?

Mark Biel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Biel

We know where our newly elected officials stand on the major issues. But Americans are more interested in regional ones. How will new arrivals in the Great Lakes tackle the Asian carp debate?

Michigan Attorney Calls Great Lakes Waterways A 'Carp Highway'

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent...

Canada Joins Asian Carp Fight

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Canadian and U.S. scientists announced Tuesday the launch of a joint study that will look at the likelihood that Asian ca...

Asian Carp Battle: Groups Studying Great Lakes-Mississippi River Split

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region kicked off a $2 million study Thursday of how to slam the...

Dick Durbin, Debbie Stabenow: Asian Carp Need To Be Stopped Quickly

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — If a group of lawmakers backing a federal bill introduced Wednesday get their way, the waterways linking the Mississippi River basin a...

Asian Carp: Five States Sue Chicago's Water District For More Action

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Despite being rebuffed twice by the U.S. Supreme Court, five states filed suit Monday with a lower court demanding toughe...

Asian Carp: Quinn Says Illinois Should Export To China

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state of Illinois is partnering with a Chinese business and an Illinois fishery to export up to 30 million pounds of Asian carp by the end of next...

"Game Changing" Carp Capture Spurs Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sen. Dick Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing Asian carp issue, stating that the capture of a live Asian Carp beyond all locks and barriers to Lake Michigan is a "wake up alarm."

Asian Carp: Supreme Court Won't Get Involved

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LANSING, Mich. — After striking out with the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Michigan and others favoring separation of the Lake Michigan and M...

Single Asian Carp Found Six Miles From Lake Michigan

AP | SERENA DAI and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lake...

Six-Week Search Finds No Asian Carp Near Chicago

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An initial six-week mission to catch and kill Asian carp lurking on the Great Lakes' doorstep turned up none of the despi...

Asian Carp: Poisoning River Near Chicago Turns Up No Carp Specimen

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A poisoning operation aimed at rooting out the voracious Asian carp in a Chicago-area river before they make their way in...

Asian Carp: Final Supreme Court Showdown Set For April 16

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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,...

Asian Carp: Supreme Court Again Refuses To Close Shipping Locks

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the emergency closure of Chicago-area shipping locks to prevent voracious Asian carp...

Asian Carp Crisis: As Battle Continues, 2,000 Gallons Of Poison Dumped In River

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The battle against the invasive Asian carp continues today. Thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical will be dumped in a river to kill all fish near L...

Could Fighting Asian Carp Bring Cash To Illinois?

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Proposals to block Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes have largely focused on the costs and inconvenience of closing off Chicago-area waterways ...

Search Is On For Asian Carp In Chicago Area

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CICERO, Ill. — Armed with sprawling fishing nets and boats equipped with electric prods, state and federal fisheries biologists began a "search-...

White House Pledges $78.5M In Effort To Halt Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Navigational locks and gates in Chicago-area waterways crucial for shipping may be opened less frequently than usual under a $78.5 ...

Asian Carp: White House Summit Begins Week Of Activity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A week of activity on the impending Asian carp crisis kicks off Monday with a meeting at the White House. Nancy Sutley, the president's top environme...

Asian Carp: Michigan Asks Supreme Court To Intervene Again

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michigan's Attorney General today filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, again asking the judges to force closure of locks and dams in Chicago-ar...

Last-Ditch Asian Carp Poisoning Set To Begin

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Government officials plan to exterminate all fish living in a five mile stretch of a western suburban canal this week....

Massive Fish Kill A Last-Ditch Effort To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great Lakes

Chicago Sun-Times | KARA SPAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Natural Resources Department is directing the state's largest fish kill Wednesday on a nearly six-mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary an...