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E-M:/ Water: 'The oil of the 21st century'



 
The way author Dave Dempsey sees it, "water is the oil of the 21st century" and Michigan may lose control of its most precious natural resource by failing to regulate how it is used.
 
Michigan is the only Great Lakes state without a law regulating water use and Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposed Water Legacy Act -- which would require large water users to obtain state permits -- is stalled in the Legislature.
 
"So far, a lot has been said but little has been done in Lansing (the state Capitol) to protect the Great Lakes," Dempsey said.