Great Lakes Environmental Directory Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes grants exotic species water pollution water export drilling environment Great Lakes pollution Superior Michigan Huron Erie Ontario ecology Great Lakes issues wetlands Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes watershed water quality exotic species Great Lakes grants water pollution water export oil gas drilling environment environmental Great Lakes pollution Lake Superior Lake Michigan Lake Huron Lake Erie Lake Ontario Great Lakes ecology Great Lakes issues Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Resources Great Lakes activist Great Lakes environmental organizations Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat air pollution alien species threatened rare endangered species ecological Great Lakes information Success Stories Great Lakes Directory Home/News Great Lakes Calendar Great Lakes jobs/volunteering Search Great Lakes Organizations Take Action! Contact Us Resources/Links Great Lakes Issues Great Lakes News Article About Us Networking Services

Great Lakes Article:

Summary Box: Council revises diversion policy in Great Lakes plan
Associated Press
Published on timesleader.com on:
June 30, 2005


WHAT IT IS: An updated version of a blueprint for regulating large-scale uses of Great Lakes water. Draft version was released a year ago.

WHO PROPOSED IT: Council of Great Lakes Governors, representing the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces adjacent to the lakes.

MAJOR CHANGES: Unlike earlier version, new plan prohibits out-of-basin diversions except to counties and communities that straddle basin boundary. Large in-basin water withdrawals regulated by individual states and provinces instead of a regional agency. Resource improvement projects no longer required of big water users.

WHAT'S NEXT: Public will have 60 days to comment on new version. Afterward, council staff could make further changes, then will submit plan to governors for consideration. Interstate compact implementing the regulations would need approval of state legislatures and Congress.

This information is posted for nonprofit educational purposes, in accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Chapter 1,Sec. 107 copyright laws.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for
purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


Great Lakes environmental information

Return to Great Lakes Directory Home/ Site Map