Members of congress from the Chicago area and members of The Illinois Chamber Of Commerce met Thursday. They discussed what they call a "more balanced" way of blocking Asian carp from advancing toward the Great Lakes.
Some lawmakers are concerned closing locks could cause flooding and force a lot people out of work.
"Any reduction of the operation of the locks would have a devastating impact on our regions economy and would involve a major loss of jobs," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, (D) Crete.
A meeting is scheduled Friday on the issue. Federal, state and local agencies will take part.