TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Obama administration's point man on the Asian carp threat says the government is moving as fast as possible to keep the unwanted fish out of the Great Lakes.
John Goss of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said Thursday the government made significant progress last year with actions such as bolstering an electric barrier near Chicago to keep the unwanted fish from reaching Lake Michigan.
The Army Corps of Engineers is studying how to prevent invasive species from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage basins. It plans to finish in 2015. Many state officials and activists say that's too slow.
During a public meeting in Traverse City, Goss said the administration is committed to protecting the lakes and said he believes it will succeed.
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