Federal appeals court refuses to block invasive fish from Great Lakes

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Wednesday ruled [text] against five states in their latest efforts to stop Asian carp [EPA backgrounder] from overrunning the Great Lakes. Officials fear that the 100-pound fish, which reproduce rapidly, could wipe out native species and destroy the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry. Although all parties agree the fish need to be dealt with, there is disagreement as to how. Illinois, the Obama administration, the Environmental…

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