News (AP) - Hearing set in Asian Carp suit against feds

LANSING (AP) -- A hearing has been set in a multistate lawsuit that demands tougher federal and municipal action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes and decimating their fishing industry.

The suit filed in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois accuses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago of creating a public nuisance by operating locks, gates and other infrastructure through which the carp could enter the lakes.

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said in a release Tuesday the first hearing will be held Aug. 23. Two days during the week of Aug. 30 have been reserved for possible testimony.

Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the complaint after being rebuffed twice by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Published: Thu, Aug 19, 2010

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