Great Lakes deal would prohibit shipping water outside region
December 12, 2006

The eight states and two Canadian provinces bordering the Great Lakes are working on a compact to prevent the shipment of water from any of the lakes to anywhere outside the region. Seen alongside news of the Platte River Cooperative Agreement, the Republican River dispute, and the struggle to keep Las Vegas from drying up, it's a sign that fresh water is being recognized more than ever as a limited natural resource.

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last revised December 2006