Supreme Court refuses to close waterways
Michigan: On Tuesday, January 19 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against closing navigation locks near Chicago as per a request by the state of Michigan. Michigan requested the closure as an attempt to protect the Great Lakes from approaching Asian carp that have been heading there for nearly 2 decades. Both the Obama administration and the state of Illinois opposed the request saying the action should not be taken until the Army Corps of Engineers releases a report, due September of 2010, detailing possible ways to stop the threat.
The state of Michigan is now looking to file a lawsuit against the state of Illinois, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.