December 28, 2009 (CHICAGO) --
Minnesota has joined Michigan in a legal fight with Illinois over the spread of Asian carp.Michigan wants the U.S. Supreme Court to order the closing of locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to prevent the Asian carp from moving into the Great Lakes.
If they reach the Great Lakes, the carp could destroy the ecological balance of the water system.
The Michigan lawsuit says thousands of jobs in the fishing industry will be threatened.
Minnesota joined the lawsuit, saying the carp would also destroy fishing in Lake Superior.