LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A hearing has been set in a multistate lawsuit that demandstougher federal and municipal action to prevent Asian carp fromoverrunning the Great Lakes and decimating their fishingindustry.
The suit filed in U.S. District Court in northern Illinoisaccuses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan WaterReclamation District of Greater Chicago of creating a publicnuisance by operating locks, gates and other infrastructure throughwhich the carp could enter the lakes.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said in a release Tuesday thefirst hearing will be held Aug. 23. Two days during the week ofAug. 30 have been reserved for possible testimony.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed thecomplaint after being rebuffed twice by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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