The Supreme Court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the threatened invasion by the ravenous fish. The one-sentence ruling didn't explain the court's reasoning.
Governor Granholm and Governor Doyle of Wisconsin are calling for an immediate summit at the White House, so far there has been no official response.
And why do you get the sinking feeling that it may already be too late?
Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said additional carp DNA -- but no live fish -- had been found in three different spots along the Chicago River within a mile of where it flows into Lake Michigan.
Might want to start looking at ways to eventually try and control the population. Easier said than done. Some form of carp morning-after pill or something - because if they are already in the big lake there will be no stopping them, and closing the locks won't make a damn bit of difference anyway.
UPDATE: Late this afternoon it was announced that carp DNA was found in Lake Michigan.
A federal official says DNA from Asian carp has been detected in Lake Michigan for the first time -- but it's still not certain whether the fish themselves have entered the lake.
Gen. John Peabody of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says one sample of genetic material from the invasive carp has been found in Calumet Harbor, which is part of Lake Michigan.
Like I said...