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E-M:/ 'Gaping hole in water use laws'

This Muskegon Chronicle Sunday editorial hits the nail on the head about the state's water use laws that allow Nestle to win permission for a second spring water well in Muskegon County.

We disagree, and not very respectfully, with those who claim the Great Lakes and water resources in Michigan aren't endangered by the leaky water diversion laws currently on the books.

That law is being pumped to advantage by the Nestle Waters, which recently won conditional permission to open a second spring water well north of Muskegon County.

A gaping hole in the water use laws enacted by the Legislature last year allows giant international conglomerates to siphon off underground water supplies at rates up to 1.5 million gallons daily.http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-1/117044910515210.xml&coll=8