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E-M:/ BMP of Anti Diversion Billboard
- Subject: E-M:/ BMP of Anti Diversion Billboard
- From: Great Lakes United <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 15:03:29 -0500
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- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
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Jamie Morton (via Cheryl Mendoza of the Lake Michigan Federation)
provided the below photo of the billboard in question.
Large-scale diversion of Great Lakes water is of course a serious
long-term threat to the water of the basin and all the living things that
depend on it. The states and provinces promised to do what it takes to
prevent the big diversions when they signed the Annex 2001 document in
Niagara Falls in June. We all have to make sure they do the required
follow-up this next couple years.
But, as the Perrier project shows, we should also remember that, for the
foreseeable future, it is WE who live around the lakes who are the
biggest threats to the hydrological integrity of the Great Lakes basin.
Preventing IN-BASIN abuse of water is another promise of Annex 2001 -- in
fact, it is the legal justification for preventing large-scale diversions
-- and it is equally if not more important for the long-term protection
of basin waters.