Is an oil spill worse than a carp invasion?


Chicago Mayor Richard Daley prompts an interesting question: Is chemical or biological pollution the greater threat to Lake Michigan?

Daley challenged Michigan’s attorney general Thursday to criminally investigate the Kalamazoo River oil spill, saying that “oil is worse than carp.”

The mayor apparently is smarting over attempts by Michigan and other Great Lakes states’ repeated attempts to sue Chicago to close the city’s Sanitary and Ship Canal. They want to avoid the spread of voracious carp that biologist fear will dramatically alter the Great Lakes ecosystem. Check out what Daley has to say here.

Is he right? Is oil worse than carp?

Other news of the oil spill:

Kalamazoo River spill: How much oil is 800,000 gallons?

Evacuations rising in Michigan oil spill | | The Detroit News

Workers try to grasp Michigan oil spill toll on wildlife | | Detroit Free Press

Regulators Warned Enbridge About Monitoring of Pipeline Corrosion –

EPA says Michigan spill appears contained | Reuters

An archive of previous Kalamazoo River oil spill stories

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