Thursday, January 10, 2008

Romney Will Protect and Sustain Great Lakes

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Romney would make best choice for Great Lakes

By: John Nevin
Detroit Free Press

"Traveling up I-75 through northern Michigan toward the Mackinac Bridge, a sign for the DNR Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center always catches my eye.

"In the 1960s, MacMullan was head of conservation and natural resources for Gov. George Romney. Called the 'fiercest conservationist' ever to hold the post, MacMullan made the bold decision to stock salmon and launch the sport fishing industry in the Great Lakes, now a $4.5-billion enterprise that supports thousands of jobs. With MacMullan's help, Romney's successor, Gov. William Milliken, fought successfully for the Michigan Environmental Protection Act -- a model for national action.

"With visionaries like Romney, MacMullan and Milliken, Michigan has always been a conservation leader.

"Mitt Romney grew up in that tradition and has a firsthand appreciation of how important the Great Lakes are to Michigan's high quality of life. Romney knows that Michigan's ecology and economy depend on healthy Great Lakes and clean water that is safe for drinking, beaches that are safe for swimming, and fish that are safe for eating.

"As Michigan's economy struggles today, Mitt Romney understands that cleaning up the Great Lakes can be the key to unleashing a new era of growth and job creation." ...

"Mitt Romney is the only sure bet to restore, protect and sustain our Great Lakes."

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