A privately funded group continues work on a fast-track plan to stop invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The group hopes to release its plan in January. The Detroit Free Press reports one of the options includes a series of barriers in the Illinois River to stop the destructive species from traveling from the Mississippi River through Chicago to Lake Michigan. Minnesota is part of a suit to force federal officials to speed up the effort to halt the fish before they spread further.
Minneapolis could halt barge traffic at city port due to Asian carp
City leaders would like to get rid of the city's aging port in north Minneapolis, and an invasive fish provides a good reason to move quickly, the Star Tribune reports. Officials on Tuesday talked over a plan to stop all barge activity at the city's 50-year-old terminal on the Mississippi River by April 2013, which could help block a path for Asian carp into greater Minnesota.