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Agreement to join other states stalls again
(2008-05-29)
(wgvu) - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A plan to remove Ohio as the last
roadblock to finishing an agreement among the Great Lakes states to
protect their water has run into a barrier - again.
The Ohio House on Thursday fell short of passing a plan to ask
voters to approve protections for property owners regarding the use
of water on their land. The Senate feels the protections are
crucial to joining the other states and two Canadian provinces in a
pact to try to keep arid states from siphoning water from the
lakes.
After the deal fell apart in the House, the Senate in turned
refused to consider a bill authorizing Ohio to join the coalition.
The House has twice in the last four years voted to OK the deal,
only to see it fail in the Senate. Lawmakers left open the
possibility of another vote on June 10.
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