MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s attorney general plans to talk
Asian carp with state lawmakers.
J.B. Van Hollen is scheduled to testify on the invasive fish in
front of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday
Wisconsin and four other states have filed a federal lawsuit
calling for re-engineering the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, a
man-made link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River
system. The states want to sever ties between the Mississippi and
the Great Lakes drainage basin to keep the carp from spreading.
Scientists say if the aggressive carp become established in the
Great Lakes, they might starve out other fish by gobbling tiny fish
and plants at the base of the food chain.
The hearing is set for 9:15 a.m. in the state Capitol.
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