Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland went to the White House this week to deliver a message: Urgent action is needed to keep the Asian carp out of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.“I expressed the opinion there needs to be a greater sense of urgency,” the governor said in a phone call to Ohio reporters. The potential Asian carp invasion is a “potential ecological disaster,” Strickland said, but it’s a “disaster that can still be prevented, in my judgment.” The carp, one of the most troubling invasive species in recent years, has taken over much of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, crowding out native fish. Strickland, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and officials from other Great Lakes states met with Obama administration officials at the White House on Wednesday for an Asian Carp summit. President Obama did not attend the meeting, Strickland said. The governor said he believed administration officials listened carefully. “It was a serious discussion by very serious people,” he said.