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GREAT LAKES COMPACT
(2007-12-06)
(wgvu) - - STATE LAWMAKERS HAVE BEGUN WORK ON A REGIONAL AGREEMENT TO BAN THE DIVERSION OF WATER...FROM THE GREAT LAKES -- BUT IT WILL LIKELY BE A WHILE BEFORE THERE'S ACTION BY EITHER THE FULL HOUSE OR SENATE..
THAT'S BECAUSE OF DISPUTES AMONG LAWMAKERS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS
AND BUSINESSES OVER RELATED LEGISLATION INVOLVING LARGE-SCALE WATER
WITHDRAWALS FROM LAKES AND WATERWAYS.
HOUSE AND SENATE **COMMITTEES APPROVED THE COMPACT YESTERDAY.
ALL EIGHT STATES ADJOINING THE GREAT LAKES MUST RATIFY THE
COMPACT FOR IT TO TAKE EFFECT. A FINAL VOTE BY MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS ISN'T EXPECTED UNTIL JANUARY AT THE EARLIEST. THE COMPACT MUST ALSO BE
APPROVED BY THE CONGRESS BEFORE IT CAN BECOME LAW.
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