Sunday, September 28, 2008

No Hosing Out The Great Lakes.........

While the Senate is stressing over the bailout today, the House is quietly waging early skirmishes in the water war. The House began debate yesterday on a bill that would outlaw any diversion of water from the Great Lakes’ natural basin.
Nearly 20% of the world’s fresh surface water rests in the region. The states surrounding the lakes are growing concerned that other states -- maybe other nations -- might soon be interested in nabbing their precious commodity. Under the new measure, no water would be diverted from the basin without approval from all eight states bordering the lakes.

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