Mid-Atlantic Governors’ Ocean Summit

Date: June 4, 2009

Location: New York, New York

At the Mid-Atlantic Governors’ Ocean Summit, New York Governor David A. Paterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine announced the creation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO). They were joined by representatives from the offices of Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Among the other participants were White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis, and actor/activist Sam Waterston.