Supreme Court delays ruling on closing Chicago canal locks

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a ruling on whether the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal locks should be closed, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Michigan is among the states that want the locks shuttered to prevent the invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The canal operator says such a closure would be too devastating to the Chicago region’s economy and the nation’s inland shipping industry.
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By Professional Mariner Staff