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E-M:/ Drain Erie To Save Compact?



Reporter John Flesher writes today about the troubled Great Lakes Compact:

GREAT LAKES WATER COMPACT TESTS REGIONAL UNITY
By JOHN FLESHER. AP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - As governors of the Great Lakes states debated how to prevent outsiders from staking a claim to their precious water, advocates warned that without a deal, the region would be at the mercy of an increasingly powerful - and thirsty - Sun Belt.
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State Sen. Tim Grendell, an outspoken property rights advocate, wants the states to renegotiate parts of the compact - particularly its declaration that Great Lakes waters are held in public trust.
http://www.pall-times.com/articles/2007/03/31/news/news2.txt

And a Michigan group reports today that Lake Erie (and Lake Michigan) may be on the chopping block:

Group:  Drain Lake Erie to Rescue Compact
"With Lake Erie essentially converted to a wetlands, the controversy in Ohio over who owns Lake Erie waters--public or private interests--will be set aside," a leading negotiator for environmental interests said Sunday.

www.conservationmichigan.org