Thursday, December 17, 2009

Federal Government Allocates $13 Million to Fight Asian Carp

According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, the federal government will allocate $13 million to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.  The money will come from the $475 million fund that Congress appropriated for a comprehensive restoration of the Great Lakes.

The $13 million "will be used for engineering projects to prevent the carp from slipping into Lake Michigan near Chicago. They include closing conduits and shoring up low-lying lands between the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal — which leads to the lake — and other waterways."

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.

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