Update: Government agencies and elected officials take action to address Asian Carp invasion

On Monday, February 8, Governor Granholm, along with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, will meet with Obama administration officials to discuss a strategy for protecting the Great Lakes from the invasive Asian Carp. The Governors will meet with Nancy Sutley of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior, and U.S. Coast Guard.

And a bit closer to home- The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee will be holding a public meeting in Chicago on February 12.  Senior Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency will be at the meeting to discuss plans and recommendations on Asian Carp control efforts.  The committee will also be answering questions and hearing comments from the public.

Also in attendance will be representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Coast Guard; State of Illinois and other Great Lakes states; City of Chicago; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; White House Council on Environmental Quality; and Scientific experts

The meeting will take place on Friday, February 12, from 3-6 pm, in room 331 of the Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago Ill.

In case you can't make it out to Chicago, the meeting will be streamed live at http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/live.

The public is also encouraged to submit questions for the committee via the website.