ANN ARBOR, MICH. (September 23, 2016) – At a presidential campaign forum yesterday, representatives from the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns said that they would support the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative if elected. The forum, hosted by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, came on the last day of the organization’s twelfth annual Great Lakes restoration conference in Sandusky, Ohio.
Todd Ambs, campaign director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, said:
“We’re glad to see both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump support Great Lakes restoration and protection through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. More than 30 million people depend on the lakes for their drinking water, and it’s imperative that the next president make the restoration of the Great Lakes a national priority.”
The presentation of Trump campaign representative Mike Budzik, past chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife under Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, is available at https://www.facebook.com/healthylakes/videos/10154889608099796/
The presentation of Clinton campaign representative David Hayes, former deputy secretary, Department of Interior in the Obama Administration, is available at https://www.facebook.com/healthylakes/videos/10154889995564796/