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Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Announces New Leadership Council

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Today, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is pleased to announce new leadership that will focus on securing a strong national ocean policy to protect, maintain, and restore the environmental and economic health of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. The Joint Initiative Leadership Council includes several new, influential members committed to helping the Joint Initiative promote a national ocean policy that includes an effective strategy for coordination among federal agencies and a dedicated funding source. The Honorable William Ruckelshaus and The Honorable Norman Mineta will co-chair the Joint Initiative Leadership Council, and former Joint Initiative co-chairs, The Honorable Leon E. Panetta and Admiral James D. Watkins (U.S. Navy, Ret.), will serve as co-chairs emeritus. The biographies of the Joint Initiative Leadership Council members are available at www.jointoceancommission.org