Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign did not show up to a conference Thursday in Cleveland to discuss the Great Lakes. Organizers of the Great Lakes Restoration Conference say both presidential campaigns were sent invitations at the same time.
Former EPA director Carol Browner spoke on behalf of President Obama. She touted the President’s investment of one billion dollars in for cleaning up and restoring the lakes. When asked if the President would support permanently separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River to keep Asian carp out, she said it’s being studied and the results of the study will be taken very seriously.
A spokeswoman for the Romney campaign says they couldn’t fit the event into the schedule. She criticized the Obama administration for not acting more quickly to stop Asian carp.