The U.S. Supreme Court has no plans to get involved in the fight against Asian carp near the Great Lakes. Justices denied a request by five states today to look at a lower court's decision on closing the locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin believe closing the locks would keep the invasive fish out.
Asian carp DNA was found in late 2009 past the electric barrier causing the states to sue. They believe the carp would cause major damage to the area's multi-billion-dollar fishing industry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to finish a study by 2016 on what can permanently separate the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River.