Asian carp jumping. Associated Press file photo

Detroit News staff and wire reports

Traverse City -- 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 today 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. …

Andy Buchsbaum, the Great Lakes director of the National Wildlife Federation, told The News "Michigan is stepping up to protect the Great Lakes."

"This is an emergency situation. You have to do whatever it takes," Buchsbaum said. "If those Asian carp get through the last barrier, it's game over for the Great Lakes, which will turn into giant carp ponds." …

Granholm seeks legal action against Asian carp

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