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Enviro-Mich message from "John Rohe" <john@rohemail.com>
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dholtz, thanks for your E-M on the "thirsty eyes on the great lakes." this is a vital topic. it is particularly problematic in light of the shifting political control around the nation. michigan's voice in the house of representatives has dwindled from 21 seats in 1970 to 17 now, and the 2010 census is projected to cost us another seat. we will then be a 16. that's about a 25% drop in a few decades! the same is true of the other great lakes states. all are leaking representation in the house, and of course also in the electoral college. the seats are shifting to the dry, parched, and thirsty states. there is one explanation for this. it is not the high fertility. the u.s. has been at or below replacement level fertility since the mid-1970s. the reason is mass immigration. the u.s. is taking on more people for permanent resettlement than all other nations in the world combined. a leak in the national borders could drain the great lakes. this is the real threat to great lakes water diversion. it is time for us to formulate a compassionate and sensible immigration policy. let's stop pretending this is not an issue. let's restore traditional levels of immigration. sincerely, john rohe

----- Original Message ----- From: <dholtz@cleanwater.org>
To: "Eccowater" <eccowater@mienv.org>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:14 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Washington Post: Thirsty eyes on Great Lakes



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Enviro-Mich message from dholtz@cleanwater.org
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Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:00 AM Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend Dry areas eye water from Great Lakes

Kari Lydersen THE WASHINGTON POST
CHICAGO -- As clean, fresh water becomes an increasingly scarce commodity
in many parts of the world, the fear is that thirsty eyes are turning
toward the Great Lakes.

http://www.newutah.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=67918
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/29/AR2005102900909.html





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