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September 9, 2010

White House Names Asian Carp Czar

Posted by Dave Blount at September 9, 2010 8:27 AM

Here's a clue that the federal government is getting a little oversized — we now have an Asian Carp Czar:

The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.
On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp.

Only $80 million? Why so stingy? "Investing" in the War on Asian Carp is sure to stimulate the economy at least as much as sticking up American Recover and Reinvestment Act signs along every roadside in the country.

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The Carp Czar takes a power nap.

On tips from J and G. Fox.







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