The White House has named John Goss, former head of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, to be its new federal Asian Carp Director. The "carp czar" will oversee techniques for controlling the advancing Asian Carp population from entering the Great Lakes. The Illinois Sierra Club applauded the decision. From a release:
John Goss' experience in wildlife and environmental protection here in
our region will enable him to get off to a fast start, and there is no
time to lose. We know that Asian Carp are near Lake Michigan, and we
need immediate action to keep them out, while simultaneously working to
identify permanent solutions that stop the movement of invasive
species between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.