OP/Ed on Asian Carp Debacle

An excerpt from the Traverse City Record Eagle:

It has become abundantly clear that until some kid with a fishing pole can stand on a breakwater in Frankfort and haul in a 100-pound Asian carp (or maybe get hauled in himself) the federal government will continue to deny the big fish have gotten into Lake Michigan.

That may be a bit of an exaggeration — they might cede the claim if some guy in a rowboat off Chicago hauls one in first — but the point is the same: Money trumps everything, including common sense, appeals to protect the environment, expert opinion and, of course, science.