U.S. will speed Asian carp control study

By on May 9, 2012

A federal agency charged with developing plans for keeping the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes will begin offering solutions two years ahead of schedule, according to a report from Reuters.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier planned to finish a study of control options in 2015. Environmental groups criticized the timeline, and states and members of Congress turned to lawsuits and legislation to speed the study. Agencies have already spent $150 million on carp control efforts.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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