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ASIAN CARP-STATES' LAWSUIT
US appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit seeking barriers to keep carp out of Great Lakes
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, July 14, 2014 8:42 PM EDT
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
The appeals court ruled Monday that the states have failed to make a claim for which relief can be granted.
The appeals court said the states haven't alleged facts that the corps or the water reclamation district are operating the Chicago Area Waterway System in a manner that is likely to allow Asian carp to reach Lake Michigan.