Asian Carp Lawsuit Hearing Underway
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 8, 2010 2:40PM
Asian carp at Shedd Aquarium by Kate Gardiner.
Biologist, invasive species expert, and Notre Dame prof David Lodge testified of "a very imminent risk of invasion" and that such an invasion would be "irreversible." Testimony and cross-examination focused largely on the carp DNA found beyond barriers designed to stop carp and what other explanations there may be for the DNA to be found there. Testimony could continue through the end of the week in U.S. District Court here in Chicago. There's also a second lawsuit that asks to permanently disconnect the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River - which seems to us like meddling a little too much with nature - that is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.