Federal Judge Orders Shutdown Of Dakota Access Pipeline For Further Environmental ReviewThe Standing Rock tribe pressed litigation against the pipeline even after it began carrying oil from North Dakota across South Dakota and Iowa and to a shipping point in Illinois in June 2017.
Army Corps Approves $778M Plan To Block Asian Carp AdvanceThe plan focuses on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Illinois.
Pritzker OKs Engineering Of New Project To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake MichiganGov. JB Pritzker is moving forward with the first steps on a project to fortify a dam and lock system near Joliet, in an effort to confront the state’s Asian carp problem, and keep the voracious fish out of the Great Lakes.
Michigan Governor Wants Illinois' Help With Asian Carp PlanSeveral states bordering the lakes, including Michigan and Illinois, agreed previously to discuss cost-sharing. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently said the project would cost $778 million -- three times more than previously thought.
Chicago Backs Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Asian CarpThe city has joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, an initiative established this year.
Public Hearing Held To Receive Input On How To Stop Asian CarpThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on Monday at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to receive public input on a proposal to stop Asian carp.
Public Meetings Set On Plan To Keep Invasive Species Out Of Great LakesThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.
Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp LawsuitThe U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Indiana Harbor Dredging To Resume Next MonthAn estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.
Illiana Expressway Planning In High GearIDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.
Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River FloodingThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.
Continuing Drought Could Lead To Reversal Of Chicago River FlowIn a new report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, if Chicago doesn’t get some significant rain or snow soon, there could be serious water flow issues in the Chicago River.
States Continue Push To Close Sanitary & Ship Canal Over Asian CarpSome Great Lakes States are putting pressure on the federal government to wall off the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to stop the spread of Asian carp.