The Obama administration says it will step up efforts to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, even though closing Chicago-area shipping locks, as some in the region want to do, is off the table.
Experts are set to testify in a federal lawsuit in Chicago, where five states are asking a judge to close Illinois shipping locks to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes.
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The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is giving $500,000 to the Great Lakes Commission to help it find ways to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the lakes.
Scientists say an Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan may have been planted there, instead of evading an electronic barrier meant to keep the species out of the Great Lakes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican Rep. Dave Camp are planning a joint announcement Wednesday afternoon to push a bill for permanent closure of a Midwest waterway to halt spread of the Asian carp.