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Camacho looks forward to Obama's visit

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Although Governor Felix Camacho looks forward to the President's visit, he feels the White House needs to be more supportive in terms of providing the funding needed for the port and the military buildup. The island's chief executive just returned from his off island trip to the nation's capitol along with visiting the National Renewable Energy Lab or NREL in Denver, Colorado.

While in DC he discussed the recent denial of the $50 million TIGER grant that would have gone to the modernization of the Port Authority of Guam, along with other issues related to the military buildup.

"The president's coming to Guam, what are the deliverable's in the wake of this denial for the people of Guam," said Camacho.  "It's nice that he's coming and we appreciate that, kind gesture, but what is this message going to be to the people of Guam, I think he's in a very difficult situation. There may be some offers for renewable energy in light of that being his push, and that may be a result of my visit to the national renewable energy lab in Denver, but how does that really affect our lives here."

The governor also stated, "We're still trying to understand what he means by One Guam, Green Guam, and we'll see.  But we look forward to it and we hope he does come. And we hope he does talk to the people of Guam."

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