Lakes United Applauds as
TORONTO & BUFFALO, August 1, 2008 - A landmark agreement, designed to ensure Great Lakes waters stay within their natural basin, got one step closer to becoming a reality this afternoon, when the United States Senate approved the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
"After painstaking work in
The Compact is a companion document to an international agreement between
the eight Great Lakes states,
“The Senate has set the tone for the importance of this agreement at the federal level. We look forward to quick passage by the House of Representatives when Congress reconvenes after August recess,” said John Jackson, Director of Clean Production and Toxics with Great Lakes United.
After a three year journey through ten state and provincial legislatures, the Compact and International Agreement now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. The only remaining hurdles to making this a reality is the approval the House of Representatives, and the signature of U.S. President Bush, who earlier this week endorsed the rapid movement of the document.
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