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White House agrees to carp summit

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Hudson Star Observer
White House agrees to carp summit
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The White House said yes to Gov. Jim Doyle's request for a summit on fighting the Asian carp in the Great Lakes. The meeting is planned for the first week in February.

Nancy Sutley of the White House Council on Environmental Quality says Great Lakes governors and the Obama cabinet will identify a rapid response to the threat the invasive carp poses.

Sutley said the president wants to assure coordination among all the governments involved so the most effective response can take place.

Doyle and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm asked for the summit after the U.S. Supreme Court said no Tuesday to closing two navigational locks near Chicago where DNA evidence of the Asian carp was found.

Wisconsin says the carp threatens the Great Lakes' multi-million-dollar fishing industry