Obama names Asian carp czar

Published online: Sep 10, 2010 News

The Obama administration this week named John Goss as the so-called Asian carp czar.

The White House announcement comes as Michigan and four other states try to persuade a federal court to grant a temporary injunction to close the Illinois shipping locks to keep the invasive Asian carp out of Lake Michigan.

State officials say jobs and the region's $7 billion fishery industry are at stake.

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