Some more information on why this is happening: Expert: High risk of Asian carp invading Great Lakes | MLive.com
Signs of Asian carp in Chicago waterways mean there's a great risk the invasive fish could slip into Lake Michigan at any time, a witness said Tuesday in the first full day of testimony in a five-state lawsuit.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania want a federal judge to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent the ravenous fish from overrunning the Great Lakes and potentially devastating its $7 billion-a-year fishing industry.
"I think there is a risk, a very imminent risk of invasion," biologist David Lodge testified for the states. He added ominously that such "invasions are often irreversible."
The city of Chicago, the regional barge industry and others object to closing the locks, arguing the move would undermine critical flood-control measures and hurt businesses who rely heavily on the waterways.
I don't see the need for this czar.
Sorry, I didn't research him yet. Is he really some sort of an expert on keeping invasive species of fish out of lakes? Is Obama's record that great at choosing czars?
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.