Saturday, February 11, 2006

A million gallons here and a million gallons there and pretty soon we're talking about real Great Lakes diversions.

While I welcome any legislation that protects Great Lakes water, these laws contain
loopholes that make a mockery of their intent.

From a Michigan Environmental Council press release:

"Those who plan to start withdrawing more than 5 million gallons a day from the Great Lakes or 2 million gallons a day from inland waterways or groundwater must qualify for a permit."

"The bills require legislative approval for diversions of water in containers larger than 5.7 gallons, although they exempt containers smaller than 5.7 gallons from being considered a diversion."

This compromise, which says bottled water not a diversion is a sell-out!

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