Carp Debate Overwhelms Great Lakes States

December 22, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Monica Davey writes in her New York Times update on the struggle to contain invasive carp—which has put Great Lakes states toe-to-toe in a battle over resources and rights—the fight has pushed aside all other issues, including pollution, harbor repair, and wetlands restoration.  And the problem seems to be getting worse, not better.

“‘This is what boggles the mind here: We can send a man to the moon but we can’t stop a carp from reaching the Great Lakes?‘ said Bill Schuette, the attorney general of Michigan.” (Thanks to Robert Tomes for this link.)