Our own Cameron Davis, CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes and former co-chair of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been named President Obama’s point man on all things Great Lakes.
“We congratulate Davis in his new post, and applaud the Obama Administration for filling this important position. Davis understands the serious threats facing the Great Lakes and has worked tirelessly during his career to advance solutions that protect the Lakes, safeguard public health and create jobs,” said HOW campaign manager Jeff Skelding.
Davis will be responsible for advising the EPA and ensuring and overseeing Great Lakes restoration. During the campaign for President, Obama pledged to provide $5 billion for Great Lakes restoration and a Czar to oversee and coordinate the program. Since becoming President, Obama has set aside $475 million for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in his budget and made restoration a priority.
“In short, Cameron Davis is a strong appointment. We look forward to working with him, the Obama Administration and Congress to advance the new $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, before the problems get worse and more costly,” Skelding said.