Asian Carp threat to Great Lakes
Friends of the Earth, represented by their attorneys, the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and Ecojustice Canada, filed an amicus brief on November 22, 2011 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal by the States of Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. These States are in court to force the U.S. Corp of Engineers and other defendants to take urgent action to prevent the invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes through the Chicago Area Water System.
“Friends of the Earth Canada is concerned that the U.S. Corp of Engineers has lost sight of the urgent need to stop the invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes,” says Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada. “Families and communities that depend on the Great Lakes for their livelihoods are facing the most lethal threat yet from this invasive fish. We think this lethal threat could and should be stopped.”
Media release: Latest lethal threat to the Great Lakes must be halted