Tag: Army Corps of Engineers

Supreme Court: no closing Illinois locks, at least for now

An Asian Bighead carp swims in the Great Lakes Invasive Species tank at Chicago‘s Shedd Aquarium. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune) The Supreme Court refused the request by the Michigan attorney general and other political hacks to issue a temporary injunction to close Illinois waterway locks to deny Asian carp access to the Great Lakes, the Tribune reported on Tuesday.... Read more »

Michigan declares war on Illinois, over carp

A century ago, Illinois reversed the flow of the Chicago River by building the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Now Michigan would have us fill it back in This will affect everyone in Chicago and northeastern Illinois. It could cost us billions in economic and environmental damage. It could affect everyone who has a basement that... Read more »

Asian carp uproar is smelling a little fishy

Wait, someone wants to crimp a world engineering marvel that made Chicago what it is because some fat, ugly carp are swimming in it? The century-old Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the largest public works project of its time, reversed the flow of the Chicago River, cleaned up a stinking, typhoid-producing mess and, for the... Read more »
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