In response to the finding of Asian Carp eDNA in the Calumet Harbor on Lake Michigan, and the failure of the US Supreme Court to invoke an injunction closing the locks to help stem any carp advance, the Great Lakes Governors asked the White House to hold a summit. That summit will happen on February 8, 2010 at the White House, according to the Council on Environmental Quality.
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will attend the meeting at 2:30 that day. As for the Administration, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the CEQ, officials from the EPA, Department of the Interior, US Army Corps and US Coast Guard will attend. Press will not be able to attend this meeting but there will be a press conference directly after the summit. It is hoped that the White House will come to the meeting with a comprehensive plan on how to deal with the Asian Carp threat in hand.