Friday, March 28, 2008

People And Congressional Power Are Moving To Where The Water Isn't

Census figures show the US population still booming in the warmer, even arid, portions of the southwest and west.

And while that defeats commonsense and available water resources, too, it continues to drag with it Congressional delegation members from the shrinking Great Lakes region.

Including Wisconsin.

If the Great Lakes Compact stalls through intransigence in Ohio and Wisconsin, the more populous and dryer regions of the country will come after Great Lakes water.

You can bank on that.

And if there is no Compact in place, the Congress, with our lessened representation, is more likely to let the water loose to their larger constituencies down South and out West.

I wonder if those Waukesha Republican legislators and their allies on the outer fringes of reality and politics in Ohio understand this?

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