Imagine you are a top advisor to the Governor of Illinois and he, in response to the growing discourse regarding Asian carp in the Great Lakes, is forced to make a decision regarding the operation of the canal in Chicago that connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River. He is relying upon you to make a solid recommendation for a course of action to take. You will need to outline the various challenges he may face from both state and federal officials.
When drafting your submission, give consideration to the following questions:
First, what options does the Governor have on this matter?
Second, what responses can you anticipate from the other actors based upon your aforementioned options?
Third, which approach do you think is best and most likely to succeed (environmentally, politically, and legally)? Why?