LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's new attorney general says he will continue the legal fight to try and stop the Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette says Thursday he will continue the court battle started by his predecessor, Republican Mike Cox.
Michigan is one of five states that has sued to force the closing of two shipping locks and several gates in waterways near Chicago that could provide a path for the Asian carp to reach Lake Michigan.
The move is resisted by barge operators and businesses that rely on cargo shipping in the Chicago area.
The U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Judge Robert Dow last year denied requests to close the locks immediately but the lawsuit is going forward.