Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Great Lakes, Asian Carp, and the Obama Administration

During a flurry of media, accusations, and assumptions about who is doing what and how come this level headed writing comes from Andy Buchsbaum, a name you, my readers, will come to know in the years to come I'm sure.

"As the legal briefs fly and the rhetoric heats up, I think it’s important to remember that every government agency involved in this process cares deeply about the Great Lakes and is exerting enormous efforts to keep the invasive carp out of the Great Lakes. We may disagree with their strategy or methods, but folks in the Obama Administration and the Illinois DNR have been pulling all-nighters through the holidays to try to get a handle on how to protect the lakes from the carp and we need to recognize that.

And we can’t lose sight of the fact that this Administration has already, in its first year, done more for the Great Lakes than any other in history, that President Obama is truly our first Great Lakes president, and that we’re in agreement with the Administration on virtually every other Great Lakes issue."

He runs a blog of his own, Great Lakes on the Ground and is currently on his way to China to speak about the Great Lakes as a success story.

Obama, truly our first Great Lakes president. More than enough reason to support him right there and wait to see where legislation and support falls before we start throwing stones.

I encourage you to follow Great Lakes on the Ground, as it is a reputable source about the great lakes, straight from the mouth of National Wildlife Foundation.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Great Lakes, but I can't support this guy. Someday when you own your own Photography studio, you'll see how much "social justice" policies hurt you, and your employees. As a business owner, I can tell you I am not hiring anyone this year. I can't project my $$ when there is no guarantee how much this guy is going to take from me. I love your blog, and I love the outdoors, but I also see that my 80 hour weeks should pay my bills, not everyoine elses. Sorry to get political, that and religion are usually off limits, but there are 2 sides to every story, and the President won't have any $$ for his policies if he drives me and other small businesses out of business. My .02.