Recap: Great Lakes Environmental Summit 2013
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, NEMWI sponsored the annual Great Lakes Environmental Summit in Washington, DC. The annual summit provides an opportunity for Great Lakes leaders and stakeholders to hear from Congressional Members and Committee staff on what they see as legislative opportunities and priorities for the coming session. With over 50 stakeholders, leaders, and staff present, the Summit was well-attended. House and Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committee staff, as well as staff from the House Energy & Commerce and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees, shared insights with and fielded questions from Summit attendees. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator, on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, as well as Allegra Cangelosi, President of NEMWI, and Sabrina Dadrian of the Canadian Embassy, on current initiatives. A Summit roundtable discussion afforded attendees the opportunity to hear from each other on issues of common concern as well as emerging issues.