2.12.09

HERE I STAND WITH MY LAW, AND HERE YOU STAND WITH YOUR INVASIVE SPECIES. Process worshippers. Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, not content with killing business in her state, now intends to sue Mother Nature.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm wants Michigan's attorney general to take legal action to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

Granholm and Lt. Gov. John Cherry sent Attorney General Mike Cox a letter Wednesday urging him to "pursue every legal tool" available.

They say among possible actions are closing the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, part of a waterway linking Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River.

A Granholm spokeswoman says Michigan could file lawsuits against the state of Illinois and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also could try to prevent Southern fish farms that use Asian carp from importing more of them.

Those fish must have natural predators in their native habitat. I suspect, however, that land sharks with Lexuses and Rolexes are not among them.

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