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Ohio loses Asian carp appeal
Five Great Lakes states hoped to force the feds to build a barrier

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M.L. Schultze
Asian carp leaping in the Illinois river.
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Ohio and four other Great Lakes states lost their second attempt today to force the federal government to develop a permanent separation to try to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.

An appeals court has dismissed the case filed by Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. The states have been fighting for the last four years to ensure a separation of the Chicago Area Water System, which is believed to be the most likely path for the invasive and voracious fish to move from the Mississippi River into the Great Lakes.

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering a handful of options that would cost between $8 billion and $18 billion and could take decades to complete. 

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