Posts tagged "Metropolitan Water Reclamation District"

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 »

Carp update: Chicago floods?

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has filed a response with the U.S. Supreme Court to our neighboring state’s demand for a shutting down of the Chicago Waterway System to keep Asian carp out of the great lakes. The district argues that the shutdown could cause significant flooding and environmental damage. Story is here. A response... 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 »
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