Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Great Lakes Compact vs New Berlin, WI - The Debate

From USA Today

A new multistate agreement working its way through state legislatures builds a legal wall around the largest source of fresh water in the world. The deal would ensure that no Great Lakes water is ever shipped outside the region - not in pipes to Arizona, not in ships to Asia, not even to Madison, Wis., or Columbus, Ohio. Read More.

From the Plain Dealer

Columbus - A Chester Township legislator has temporarily dammed up a bill that would prevent the siphoning of Great Lakes water. The bill, opposed in a one-man campaign by State Sen. Tim Grendell, would make Ohio the first to approve a multistate pact to restrict the sale of water from Lake Erie and the four other Great Lakes. Grendell's concerns over private property rights were enough to delay a House vote on the bill, ten tatively planned last week. The bill, called the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, appears to still have enough votes to clear the Ohio House. Read More

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