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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davedem@hotmail.com>
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Interesting article in the on-line American Prospect:

Immense though they are, the Great Lakes may not be big enough to survive their new world, one complicated by global warming and the North American Free Trade Agreement. According to an August 2004, report by the International Joint Commission, one of the bi-national bodies established to govern and protect the Great Lakes, most climate change models predict lower lake levels as the earth warms. And the same report appears to acknowledge that once a body of water has become ?a commercial good or saleable commodity,? any effort to protect it could fall afoul of NAFTA. The message seems to be that if you want to protect any of the lakes, or perhaps any bays or inlets thereof, pass the law before some company starts selling the water.

http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=11478



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