Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Environment - Asian carp plea denied by SCOTUS
Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog reported here, shortly after 10:00 AM:
The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to order emergency measures sought by the state of Michigan to stop the migration of an invasive fish species, Asian carp, toward Lake Michigan from rivers and a sanitary canal in Illinois.[More] Tony Mauro of the Blog of Legal Times has this brief report.
Without comment, the Court refused to issue a permanent injunction that would have closed waterway locks and required other temporary measures in reaction to the discovery of the carp upstream in Illinois rivers.
The Court’s order did not dispose of Michigan’s plea to reopen a decades-old decree to address the carp migration issue on its merits. That will come later in Wisconsin, Michigan and New York v. Illinois.