Saturday, August 29, 2009

Careless Use Of Great Lakes Water Continues In Michigan

Michigan officials cannot be proud of a sloppy process that allows a big water withdrawal from Lake Huron.

The Great Lakes Compact does not cover the proposed, 85-million-gallons-a-day pipeline because no out-of-basin diversion takes place - - nearly all the state is within the basin, an accident of geologic history - - but Michigan will be hard-pressed to criticize other states' diversions if their in-basin standards for water use and conservation (we're looking at you, "Ice Mountain") are so low.

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